La Penitence man wanted for clothes vendor’s murder

Wanted: Shawn Jones

The Guyana Police Force on Wednesday issued a wanted bulletin for the father of the young man who initially was taken into custody for the gunned down murder of a clothes vendor on New Year’s Day.
Police say Shawn Jones, whose last known address is Lot 245 East La Penitence, Georgetown, is wanted for questioning in relation to the murder of clothes vendor Paul Anthony Smith.
Following Smith’s murder on New Year’s Day, Police had arrested a 21-year-old man, but investigators received new information and are now in search of the young man’s 54-year-old father.
Several checks were made for Jones at his residence, but he has not been located, hence the wanted bulletin has been issued.

Dead: Paul Anthony Smith, aka “Blacka”

Smith, called “Blacka”, 32, of Lot 31 Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust Georgetown, who had plied his trade at the East Coast Bus Park, was shot dead at Commerce Street, Georgetown at about 18:30h on New Year’s Day. The Police have said that Smith was observed holding a cutlass and heading to his car when he was shot by another male, who is also a clothes vendor at Longden and Commerce Streets.
The injured Smith had fallen on the front passenger seat of his car, and was subsequently picked up by public-spirited citizens and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators are asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of 54-year-old Shawn Jones to contact the Police on telephone numbers 226-6978, 225-8196, 226-2870, 226-7065, 227-1149, 226-7065, 225-6940, 911, or at the nearest Police Station. (G9)