GWI employee stabbed to death

What was described as a friendship, on Friday morning ended deadly, after a Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) employee was stabbed during a row on D’Urban and Chappel Streets, Lodge, Georgetown.
The now deceased man, Roger Allen of Lot C D’Urban Street, Georgetown, was reportedly stabbed at least twice to his arm at about 17:00h on Thursday after he went to a minimart in the area to settle an argument between himself and his friend who was employed at the minimart.
According to the Police, the suspect, who resides at 214 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, was on duty when Allen went to make a purchase, during which the two

Dead: Roger Allen

had an argument.
Allen subsequently left the minimart and returned with a knife and a piece of wood around the time the suspect was to leave his workplace and attacked him, causing both men to be injured in the process.
The duo were escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Allen underwent emergency surgery for two stab wounds but succumbed at about 04:00h on Friday morning.
The suspect who was treated and discharged is in custody assisting with investigations.
The mother of the now dead man, 61-year-old Donna Whyte, of Lot 60 Freeman Street, Georgetown, told <<<<Guyana Times>>>> that she was informed that her son was involved in a scuffle with the young man and was taken to hospital.
According to her, Allen who works with the disconnection crew at GWI, had earlier disconnected his friend’s water, which angered him.
“I was told that himself and someone, well he works at water works and he disconnected someone’s water. Probably the guy had that in his mind and then some cigarette problem and that is what triggered the incident,” she said.
Investigations are ongoing.