Suspected bandit in Linden double murder identified

…man wanted for questioning surrenders

Injured: Denzil Roberts

The Police have made another breakthrough in investigation of the double-murder that shocked Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on May 13.
The suspected bandit, who was found dead with multiple chop wounds, has been identified as Anthony Dennis. He was found at a residence at Block 22 Wismar, Linden.
Meanwhile, in a separate development, Troy Bruce, one of the two individuals for whom a wanted bulletin was issued, surrendered himself to investigators. Thirty-year-old Bruce, known as ‘Blacka’ a resident of Lot 26 Wismar Hill, Linden, turned himself in on Tuesday.

Murdered: Johnson Bowen

Currently, the Police are seeking legal advice on the appropriate charges to be brought against the individuals in custody.
However, John Ross, also known as ‘JR’, who was the subject of a wanted bulletin, remains at large. His last known address was reported to be Five Corner, Linden.
These two suspects, along with others, are believed to be linked to the home invasion that took place on Saturday at Block 42, Wismar, resulting in the tragic deaths of Johnson Bowen and Manuel De Santos, while Denzil Roberts sustained severe injuries.
Major Crimes Division of the Guyana Police Force is leading the ongoing investigation. It has been revealed that one of the suspected gang members had previously faced charges related to a series of armed robberies in the Soesdyke/ Linden area and in other locations.

Dead: Manuel Dos Santos

According to reports, the family fell prey to armed bandits wearing black masks during the terrifying incident. Dos Santos’s wife provided a harrowing account, recalling being abruptly awakened by disturbing sounds emanating from the living room. Rushing to investigate, she was confronted with the distressing sight of her elderly father being forcibly handled by the intruders, while one of her sons lay defenseless on the floor.
Showing remarkable courage, Roberts, Dos Santos’s nephew, a resident of the neighbourhood, swiftly responded to the commotion, rushing to the aid of his family members. Against all odds, he managed to overpower one of the attackers, while Manuel Dos Santos and Valdeir Dos Santos, Manuel’s son, armed themselves with cutlasses and fearlessly confronted the remaining assailants.

John Ross and Troy Bruce (suspects)

A fierce struggle ensued, resulting in serious injuries inflicted upon the suspects. The situation rapidly spiralled into a chaotic bloodbath as the invaders resorted to indiscriminate gunfire, plunging the scene into panic and chaos.
Tragically, the lifeless bodies of Dos Santos and Bowen were later discovered. Amidst the violence, Roberts sustained injuries and was swiftly transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital in critical condition, where he continues to receive medical attention.
The day after the incident, a wanted bulletin was issued for John Ross and Troy Bruce, both residents of Linden, as the Police intensify their efforts to bring all involved parties to justice. (G9)