Miner shot dead during drinking spree

A 40-year-old miner was shot to death on Thursday after he allegedly refused to perform oral sex on one of his two drinking mates.
The dead man has been identified as Orland LaCruz of Pomeroon River. He was reportedly imbibing with the two suspects inside a camp located in Jack and Vieira Backdam, North West District, when the incident occurred.
According to Police reports, at about 13:00h, an argument broke out among the men over LaCruz’s alleged refusal to perform the sexual act on one of the suspects, who was armed with a shotgun at the time.
This prompted the armed man to load the firearm with a cartridge that was given to him by the second suspect. He then shot the victim to the right side of his neck, resulting in his death.
The body of the 40-year-old man is presently at the Matthew’s Ridge Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, Police in F Division (Interior Locations) are said to be making stringent efforts to apprehend the two male suspects as investigation continues.