Grahams Hall man shot dead at home, baby girl shot to shoulder


Police are on the hunt for a 19-year-old suspect who reportedly shot dead a Grahams Hall, East Coast Demerara resident at his home on Sunday night while the victim’s two-month-old baby girl sustained a gunshot injury to her right inner shoulder.

Dead is 29-year-old Anthony Haynes called ‘One Natty’.

According to the Guyana Police Force, Haynes resided at Graham’s Hall with his reputed wife Ronette Abrams, a 26-year-old Customer Service Representative, and their two-month-old baby girl.

According to Abrams, on the date mentioned, she was at home in the kitchen while Haynes was in the living room holding their baby and conversing with the suspect, who was at their house at the time.

A short while after, Abrams said she heard Haynes saying, “Stop playing with the gun,” followed by a loud explosion and the baby crying.

On checking, she saw her husband lying motionless in a chair with a wound to his left side chest, holding their baby. The 19-year-old suspect was standing over him with a handgun in his hand, the Police said.

The suspect then took the deceased out of the house and onto the road at Crown Dam Industry, a few meters away from the home, where he covered him with a sheet and left him, after which he escaped.

The body of the deceased was examined, and what appeared to be a gunshot wound was observed to his left side chest. One live .38 round of ammunition was found in the living room of the house.

Haynes along with the two-month-old baby were escorted to the GPHC, where he was pronounced dead and the baby received treatment for a wound to her right inner shoulder.

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