Home News Police hunting 3 suspects as probe continues into Karasabai murder
A man is presently being questioned by Police in relation to the murder of 23-year-old Elton Leonard, who was stabbed to death in the wee hours of Friday at Karasabai Village, South Pakaraimas, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
F Division (Interior Locations) Commander Kevin Adonis said on Sunday the person being questioned by Police was not a suspect but a witness to the murder. The witness has identified three persons for whom the Police are currently hunting.
“There is no main suspect per se; as it is at this point, we cannot say definitively who stabbed the young man. But the three men we are looking for them; we are told they are still somewhere in that area. They have gone into hiding somewhere in the North Pakaraima area, but we are close to capturing them,” he stated.
According to the Commander, the three suspects were friends of the now deceased man and on Friday last, while they were consuming alcohol, an argument ensued.
“They went sporting: drinking at a shop in the area that they are all from. This was about minutes to 1:00 am (01:00h) on Friday morning when the young man was stabbed. But prior to that we are told that all of them were together drinking with each other since they are friends,” the Commander said.
Leonard had left his home about 19:00h on Thursday under the influence of alcohol.
Initial reports were that some five hours later, he was engaged in a heated row with the trio which escalated and resulted in Leonard being stabbed to the left side of his chest.
He reportedly collapsed and died almost immediately. The three men are said to have made good their escape as the injured man lay on the ground in a pool of blood.