Corentyne shooting: File sent for legal advice, fiancé remains in custody


Days after 32-year-old Ashmin Mahadeo was shot to her neck at her Williamsburg Corentyne, Berbice home, her fiancé remains in custody as investigators seek legal advice.

An update from Police Headquarters on Wednesday stated that “one male person associated with the victim is in custody, assisting with the investigations.”

The update also noted that a handgun, magazine and three live rounds were also found at the couple’s home.

Ashmin was shot on Sunday morning shortly after a visit from her fiancé.

The couple’s wedding was due to take place this month.

The woman remains in a critical condition.

Naresh Mahadeo, Ashmin’s brother, said they were awakened by the gunshot at about 07:30hrs.

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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