–16-year-old suspect captured after fleeing scene
Police in Georgetown are probing the stabbing death of a man at Bourda Market, Georgetown, after he was involved in an argument with another man.
The dead man was identified as Omesh “Blackboy” Chetram, 34, of Unity, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who usually does oddjobs in the market.
A Police report stated that the incident occurred sometime between 23:30h Saturday and 01:30h Sunday on Robb Street, between Bourda and Alexander Streets, Georgetown.
“Enquiries disclosed that the deceased had an argument with a male, during which the suspect stabbed him in the lower region of his abdomen with a knife and escaped,” the report stated.
The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, an eyewitness who spoke with this publication stated that the man was stabbed by a teenager who sells at the market nightly with his mother.
According to the eyewitness, who asked to remain anonymous, Chetram, who is usually armed with a cutlass, was in front of the stall of the teenager’s mother when he was confronted by the young man who asked him to remove. However an argument ensued and Chetram whipped out his cutlass, threatening the teenager. In retaliation, the young man reportedly grabbed a knife from a nearby stall and dealt the man a stab to the abdomen.
The eyewitness said that after the man fell, the teenager fled the scene. Police later came and arrested several persons who were in the vicinity.
Commander (ag) of Police A Division (Georgetown/ East Bank Demerara), Marlon Chapman, on Sunday confirmed that the suspect was arrested at about 13:00h.
Chetram has had several brushes with the law, including incidents of break and enter and larceny: On August 25 he was before the courts for breaking and entering a shop in the Bourda area.