A man, who was wanted by Police in connection with a homicide in East La Penitence Squatting Area, Georgetown, was arrested on Saturday at Helena Number One, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), disguised as a woman.
Murder suspect Shawn Bobb was arrested following the publication of a wanted bulletin.
Based on information received, Police ranks in Regional Division 4C went to a house at Helena Number One, Mahaica, where the suspect was arrested.
When Police arrived at the area at about 19:20h, the suspect was seen jumping through a glass window fully dressed as a female, complete with make-up and a wig on his head.
He was arrested and is currently under Police guard at a city hospital where he was taken for medical attention.
Bobb, a labourer of East La Penitence Squatting Area, was wanted for the alleged murder committed on 19-year-old Isaiah Edwards of East La Penitence Squatting Area, Georgetown, who was stabbed five days ago after intervening in an altercation between his mother and the suspect.
The suspect is said to be the teen’s stepfather.
Edwards, a construction worker, was stabbed to his right hip, allegedly by his step-father. However, he died days later at the COVID-19 facility at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
His mother was also injured during the ordeal and was hospitalised.
On the night in question, the suspect began to abuse the woman because she had not finished cooking. Police said the man then picked up a knife and began to attack the woman, causing the teenager to intervene.
Both the teen and his mother were wounded during the ordeal. They were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where tests were conducted. It was revealed that Edwards was infected with the novel coronavirus and as such, he was transferred to the Ocean View facility where he remained until his demise. (G9)