Man wanted for murder of Coast Guard Lieutenant arrested
Joshua Parris called ‘Stewie’, one of two men wanted in relation to the murder of Coast Guard Lieutenant Rondel Anthony Douglas was arrested by the Police.
Police Headquarters on Wednesday confirmed that Parris is currently in custody and is assisting with the investigation.
The other suspect, Jamie Ghanie, remains on the run.
Lieutenant Douglas, 33, was fatally wounded at Cul-de-Sac Street, North Ruimveldt after he put up a fierce fight with the two bandits at around 22:30 hrs on Wednesday, June 07.
Douglas worked as a part time taxi driver. His attackers, one of whom pretended to be a customer robbed him of his car.
Police said the owner of the taxi service related that a male went to the base and hired Douglas to transport him to North Ruimveldt.
On Friday, investigators recovered Douglas’ Toyota Fielder wagon, PZZ 703, at Stone Avenue, Georgetown.
CCTV footage obtained by the News Room showed when Douglas arrived at the dead end of the street and then he turned around.
As he did so, a male was seen emerging from the bushes; he approached the driver’s side of the car during which there was a struggle between Douglas, the man inside the car, and the one who approached the driver’s side.
Douglas then managed to exit the car and ran behind one of the suspects when he was shot. The suspect who posed as a customer then exited the car; Douglas ran back to the vehicle when he collapsed.
The two suspects then entered the car and drove away, leaving Douglas bleeding out on the street.
His body bore two wounds, one to his head and another to his chest.