Sophia man, 22, wanted for murder of labourer, 56


The Guyana Police Force is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Stephon Branford who is wanted in relation to the murder of Courtney Younge which occurred on March 21, 2024.

A wanted bulletin was issued for 22-year-old Branford of ‘D’ Field Sophia on Wednesday.

Younge, 56, a labourer of ‘D’ Field Sophia, was shot by a gunman on a bicycle at D’ Field Sophia at about 20:30 hrs on March 21. According to the police, Younge and a contractor identified as Vincent Cozier, 57, were working on a house in the area.

Cozier told the police that he and Younge were imbibing at the work site when he observed the suspect approaching on a pedal cycle. It is alleged that the suspect stopped in front of the yard and then ran inside with what appeared to be a shotgun in his hands.

He pointed it at Younge and discharged a round before he escaped. Younge fell to the ground and died.

Anyone with information regarding Branford’s whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest police station or call the police on 226-3405, 225- 6978, 225- 8196, 2257-1611, 226-3405.

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