Prime suspect in Angoy’s Avenue fatal chopping arrested

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Police have arrested the prime suspect in Sunday’s chopping incident that took place at Caracas Dam, West Canje Berbice. The incident left Kevin Small dead and Shamar Wilson hospitalised.

Regional Commander Shivpersaud Bacchus confirmed that the suspect was apprehended during a police roadblock in Berbice. The roadblock was set up based on intelligence provided to police. He is currently in custody at the Central Police Station.

He was identified as Ryan Dhanpat, 34, of Smythfield Village, New Amsterdam.

Dhanpat was a passenger of motorcar HC 9269 which was being driven by Junior Walters, 38, of Cumberland East Canje Berbice.

Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination conducted on the body of Small called “Padeye”, 22, of Patrick Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam revealed that he died from shock and hemorrhage compounded by an incident wound to the forearm.

According to the police, the incident occurred at about 12:00 hrs on Sunday.

Information revealed that at about 10:30 hrs, a group of four men including Kevin Small and Shamar Wilson ventured to Caracas dam to swim and when they arrived, the suspect and two others approached them.

Police said the suspect and his group confronted Small and his friends, this confrontation led to an argument and escalated into a physical fight.

Small reportedly jumped into the trench to escape but was followed and chopped about his body by the suspect. Wilson is said to have also jumped into the trench to save Small but he too was chopped by a member of the suspect’s crew.

Wilson was rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital by public-spirited citizens, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Not long after, acting on information received, Kevin Small was found at a house in Budhan Scheme, Vryheid, West Canje Berbice, not far from where the incident took place. He was motionless and transported to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are investigating.

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