Soldier who opened fire on colleague with service weapon charged with murder
Brian Morrison, 25, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara was charged on Thursday with murder following the shooting death of his colleague Private Tevon Daymon
Morrison appeared at the Diamond/Golden Grove Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate Sunil Scarce where the charge was read to him; he was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge.
Hence, he was remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned to July 31, 2023 for disclosure of statements.
Private Tevon Daymon was shot and killed on the morning of June 12 moments after he reportedly hit Morrison with a gun and ran away.
Morrison, using his AK-47 rifle, discharged 27 rounds in Daymon’s direction, fatally wounding him; Morrison was arrested moments later.
The unfortunate incident took place at Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Base Camp Stephenson on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway.
Daymon of Block X Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara, and Morrison were involved in an argument while on guard duties.
A statement from Police Headquarters noted that Daymon allegedly removed the magazine from the rifle he was carrying and hit Morrison to his head and ran away.
Morrison who was armed with an AK rifle and 30 matching rounds, discharged 27 rounds from his rifle in Daymon’s direction. He was hit multiple times and immediately collapsed to the ground.
Police said Daymon was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Wilson at 07.09 hrs.