Murdered 16-Y-0 boy had plans to join Police Force

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Sixteen-year-old Isaiah Smith who was brutally stabbed to death on Monday afternoon in Albouystown, Georgetown, had plans to join the Guyana Police Force.

This is according to his father Junior Smith who spoke with the News Room on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old suspect was arrested and remains in custody; the alleged murder weapon was also recovered. The incident occurred at Hogg Street and Independence Boulevard in Albouystown.

Isaiah was the second of eight children and would help out his father in the family’s barbershop at their Middle Road, La Penitence home. According to the father, Isaiah did not manage to complete school following the start of the pandemic in March 2020 which forced the closure of schools countrywide.

“His plans were to go into the Police Force and his older brother trying to go into the Guyana Defence Force,” the grieving man said.

The father revealed that on Monday afternoon, he was making soup when Isaiah left the yard. The last thing he heard from his son was: “Daddy, I am coming back for my soup.”

The father said his son left with a smile on his face but shortly after, a couple of boys from the area told him that Isaiah was stabbed.

When he arrived at the scene, Isaiah was being taken away to the Georgetown Public Hospital in a taxi.

According to a police report, Isaiah was sitting on a bench that is attached to the suspect’s living quarters. The suspect demanded that he remove from the bench but Isaiah refused.

The father told the News Room that Isaiah turned to the suspect and said: “That’s how you does talk to people?”

The police report stated that Isaiah refused to leave and that is when he was slapped by the suspect; this led to an altercation during which Isaiah was stabbed to his upper left abdomen. Isaiah managed to run a short distance before he collapsed.

“I hope that justice is served,” his father said.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

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