Police on Tuesday apprehended one of the two men who are wanted in connection with the murder of businessman Deon Stoll, who was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in front of El Dorado Trading, Da Silva Street, Kitty, Georgetown.
Delon “Demon” Morgan was arrested at a police roadblock at Cove and John, East Coast Demerara (ECD), at about 05:45h.
His alleged accomplice, 23-year-old Lennox Estwic, of Lot 640 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), is still on the run. Police had issued a wanted bulletin for the duo, in addition to the four other persons who were arrested and are still being held in connection with the murder.
Stoll was shot and killed after two masked gunmen attempted to rob him. During the foiled robbery, the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) businessman returned fire, hitting one of the gunmen. A security guard attached to the El Dorado Trading company was also shot during the shootout along with Stoll’s driver.
Stoll, called “Mow” hailed from Charity, Essequibo Coast, but also resided in Bel Air, Georgetown. Reports are that about 10:20h on October 14, Stoll was in motorcar PPP 6727 driven by Clayton Powley, when the duo arrived at El Dorado Trading Limited.
A white Toyota motorcar with tinted windows that was trailing Stoll’s vehicle also stopped across the road from the business place moments after Stoll had arrived.
Two gunmen, donned in rags/handkerchiefs used to conceal most of their faces ran out of their vehicle and rushed towards Stoll’s car.
One gunman opened the door at the driver’s side and a scuffle began between him and Powley, who soon exited the vehicle to better defend himself. Powley received a gunshot wound to his arm in the process while his assailant rushed back to the waiting white Toyota motorcar.
At the time this was happening, the other gunman had rushed to the front seat passenger door, where Stoll had been, and opened it before attempting to snatch something from Stoll. The businessman also appeared to have been putting up a fight from inside of the vehicle but was shot to his stomach. His shooter then ran away towards the direction of the vehicle that he had arrived in but Stoll also exited the car (PPP 6727) with his handgun, firing shots at the gunman.
The gunman also returned fire while trying to get back to the white Toyota car, falling to the ground twice in the process before managing to rush back into his vehicle.
The white Toyota motorcar then quickly sped away from the scene as the gunmen made good their escape.
A few days later, a doctor, who is reported to have attended to the wounds of the injured bandit, along with others, were hauled into the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Eve Leary, Georgetown, in relation to Stoll’s murder.