Corentyne shooting: Fiancé out on $300,000 station bail

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With advice currently being sought from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in connection with the shooting of  32-year-old Ashmin Mahadeo of Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice home, her fiancé who was arrested on the day of the shooting on Sunday (October 1, 2023) has since been released on station bail.

Regional Commander Shivpersaud Bhaccus confirmed that the fiancé, an engineer, was released on bail of $300,000, taking into consideration that the 72-hour in custody has expired.

Police Headquarters, in an update today, stated that a handgun, magazine, and three live rounds were also found at the home of Ashmin. The gun was retrieved from the ceiling of Ashmin’s room. Ashmin was shot on Sunday morning shortly after a visit from her fiancé. The woman had called him over to take her for a nail appointment, and later that day, a celebration for their wedding was expected to be held along with a photoshoot.

As of this evening (Wednesday), the woman remains in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Naresh Mahadeo, Ashmin’s brother, said they were awakened by the gunshot at about 07:30hrs. He is visiting with his family from overseas for his sister’s nuptial celebration.

He said when he initially heard the explosion, he heard Ashmin’s fiancé in the house shouting that somebody shot her, but when the rest of the family ran out, the fiancé was still in the house.

The family rushed the injured woman to the Port Mourant Hospital, and when they returned home, the Police visited and searched the house.

The ceiling had an opening, and that is where the Police found the gun.

Police had said the fiancé told them that he showed up at the house to take Ashmin to a nail appointment and that they were packing up the vehicle with items.

He said he stepped away to head inside the house, and the woman remained by the vehicle and that while he was in the house, he heard a loud explosion.

He said when he checked, he saw his fiancée lying by the gate, and he immediately raised an alarm.

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