Main suspect confesses to murder of businessman; another suspect nabbed


Andrew Ridley, called “Aids Man” of Lot 173 Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown has confessed to the murder of city businessman Shimron Adams, Police sources have confirmed, while another suspect in the case has been nabbed.

Adams, 41, was shot and killed on Monday night; his gold jewellery and a shoulder bag with his day’s earnings were taken.

Ridley, who was also wanted for another murder, was arrested on Wednesday and admitted to the robbery and murder.

The News Room understands that a ballistic test confirmed that a gun found at Ridley’s home is the same weapon that was used to kill Adams.

On Thursday afternoon, Akelow Marshall, 20, another suspect in the case, was arrested. Marshall is from Lot 273 Independence Boulevard, East La Penitence, Georgetown. He was nabbed by Police in Berbice.

Reports are that Ridley is the boyfriend of a woman who was at the business premises at D’Urban and Chapel Street, Georgetown during the robbery/murder.

While the woman may have been known to Adams, his sister Shivron Adams says she cannot confirm that they shared an intimate relationship as is being alleged.

The sister believes the motive was robbery and that her brother was set up.

The woman, who claims to be the man’s girlfriend, was arrested by patrol ranks who responded to the sounds of gunshots.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that according to the 29-year-old woman, he closed his business place at about 23:30hrs and started to pack items in a freezer.

The woman told the police that about ten minutes later, around 23:40 hrs, he opened a zinc shutter at the front of the business for them to go out.

At that point, two suspects reportedly entered the building through the shutter and ordered Adams and the woman to lie on the ground; they both complied.

During a scuffle, the suspect who was armed with the firearm discharged a round at Adams which struck him in his right abdomen.

Ridley’s arrest for Adam’s murder comes one month after a wanted bulletin was issued for him in connection with the November 11, 2022 murder of Dexter McFarlene of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

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