Suspect in Sir Mars murder arrested at workplace


The male suspect in the death of educator and comedian Kirwyn Mars was arrested on Tuesday, two days after the gruesome incident which sent shockwaves across the country Sunday night.

Police sources confirmed that the young man was arrested at his workplace in Georgetown and is cooperating with investigators.

Allegedly just 25 years old, his identity is yet to be confirmed.

Sir Mars was found pinned between his car and an apartment building fence in Perseverance, East Bank Demerara, with his body crushed and covered in blood.

Police, in its official report on Monday, revealed that two knives were recovered from the scene. Mars was found with multiple lacerations and stab wounds to his face, hands, head, shoulder, and other parts of his body.

According to the Police, the incident occurred at about 22:30hrs on Sunday by an unidentifiable man armed with a knife.

Police said investigations revealed that Mars and the suspect had a “misunderstanding” that escalated inside the vehicle. As a result, both parties armed themselves with knives and stabbed each other.

Mars exited the vehicle in an attempt to escape but the suspect reversed the vehicle into Mars and pinned him to the fence.

The suspect then exited the vehicle and escaped in a southern direction on foot. Regional Commander Mahendra Singh told the News Room that they are pursuing the suspect.

Sir Mars joined the teaching profession in 1992. He was also an actor and comedian. He was the deputy principal at the New Central High School in Georgetown.

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