Police say they are making stringent efforts to apprehend two male suspects, one of whom is alleged to have “cold-bloodedly murdered” a 40-year-old miner, Orlando LaCruz, of Pomeroon River, around 13:00hrs on Thursday, at a camp in Jack and Vieira Backdam, North West District.
Public Relations and Press Officer, Superintendent, Jairam Ramlakhan , in a released statement said that investigations have revealed that the victim (deceased) and the suspects were imbibing inside the camp, when an argument erupted over the refusal of the victim (LaCruz ) to reportedly perform oral sex on one of the suspects who was armed with a shotgun.
As a result, the armed suspect loaded the firearm with a cartridge which was allegedly given to him by the other suspect and he shot the victim to the right side of his neck, resulting in his death.
The body is presently at the Matthew’s Ridge District Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
Investigations are in progress.