One man stands charged and two others remain at large after they allegedly murdered 18-year-old Adrian Purlette of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
According to Regional Commander with responsibility for Region Four, Assistant Commissioner Simon McBean, a teen was arrested earlier this week and charged on Friday for the offence of murder. Meanwhile, Police are still on the hunt for two other suspects.
Purlette was stabbed on October 21 during an argument over money at D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown. He, however, died on October 22.
Reports are the now dead teen was visiting a friend’s house at Hoopie Lane, between D’Urban and Hadfield Streets, Georgetown, when three men turned up at the location and demanded money from him.
The dead teen reportedly told the men that he had no money, which enraged them, leading to a heated confrontation.
According to Police, the teenager was leaving the area, but the men followed and confronted him, during which he was dealt several stabs to his body.
His friend told investigators that he heard Purlette shouting that he had been stabbed. The friend then found him lying in a pool of blood.
Purlette was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital but succumbed to his injuries one day later. (G9)