Bartica miner stabbed to death during drunken brawl

The Police are investigating the murder of 20-year-old Shemar Drakes of Third Avenue Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) who was stabbed to death during a drunken brawl at Suewanda Backdam, Upper Puruni River.

The incident occurred on June 6, 2021, at about 01:30h.

Based on investigations, Drakes and the suspect were imbibing on the Suewanda Landing and became intoxicated. They then began arguing with each other during which time the suspect who was armed with a sharp instrument dealt the young a single stab to his lower abdomen causing his intestines to protrude.

The injured young man then ran to one Veronica cookshop where he related to her what happened.

Shortly after he collapsed and became motionless about 100 feet south of the shop on the main access road.

His body was examined and a single wound was seen to his lower abdomen. The body is being escorted to Bartica Public Hospital.

Efforts so far to locate the suspect have been futile but are continuing as investigations are in progress.