19-Y-0 wanted for murder


The Guyana Police Force has issued a wanted bulletin for 19-year-old Luis Jose Medina Zapata known as ‘Kemos’ in connection with the murder of Felipe Galaviz.

Galaviz is a Venezuelan national who was stabbed to death on April 15 at Oronoque, Port Kaituma in Region One (Barima- Waini).

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact the police on 216-0251, 216-0254, 216-0251, 444-3429, 225-6978, 225-8196 or the nearest police station.

The suspect’s last known addresses are listed as Oronoque, Port Kaituma and Tucupita, Venezuela.

The incident occurred at about 23:30hrs and ranks from the Mabaruma Police Station were deployed to the scene.

It is alleged that the suspect came home and met his wife and Galaviz consuming alcohol.

An argument reportedly ensued among them and there was a confrontation. Subsequently, Galaviz was stabbed to his neck and shoulder by the suspect who later fled the scene.

Galaviz was taken to the Port Kaituma Hospital where he started to receive treatment but he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

Police Headquarters in a statement said that five persons, including the suspect’s wife, were initially arrested.

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