“Deportee” stabbed to neck with grass knife during fight

…suspect rides into Police station, confesses

A 36-year-old man of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), was stabbed to death during a fight.

Dead: Jermaine Elias

Dead is Jermaine Elias called “Deportee”, who was killed at around 11:35h on Saturday evening in front of a business place at Kent Street, New Amsterdam.
Reports are that the now dead man and the suspect, a 40-year-old labourer of Alexander Street, New Amsterdam, had a misunderstanding during which a scuffle ensued.
It is alleged that during the argument, Elias attacked the suspect with a mop stick, and the suspect reportedly whipped out a grass knife from a backpack he was carrying and stabbed Elias in the neck.
Video footage that was seen by this publication on social media, showed Elias lying on the road covered in blood, while persons around him were heard contemplating whether or not to take him to the hospital.
One man was heard saying “Here is not where he got to go, is the hospital he have to go, not here. Who gon help he? Who gon carry he in them car?”.
Elias was eventually picked up and taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Guyana Times understands that after committing the act, the perpetrator picked up his bicycle and rode to the Central Police Station where he turned himself in and related to Police what had occurred.
He is currently in custody assisting Police with their investigation. (G9)