Bartica execution: Mother turns in murder suspect to police

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A 21-year-old resident of Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) lost his life on Monday after he was shot in front of a bar by a man, who later fled the scene and was later handed over to the Police.

Dead is Antonio Dos Santos of Lot 22, Second Avenue, Bartica.

Antonio Dos Santos

According to information received, the incident occurred in front of an entertainment bar at First Avenue Bartica at about 02:25h.

Dos Santos was said to be imbibing at the said location when he was approached by the suspect and shot twice in the left region of his chest. The shooter then quickly fled the scene.

The injured man was rushed to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where he was treated and referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. However, Dos Santos succumbed to his injuries at about 07:05h at the Bartica Airstrip while being medivaced.

Police were on the hunt for a 29-year-old carpenter of First Avenue, Bartica who was listed as the suspect in the incident. The manhunt ended when the suspect was handed over to the police by his mother at about 17:15h on Monday.

Meanwhile, Dos Santos’ body is at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary, where a post mortem examination is scheduled to be conducted. Investigations are continuing.

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