After evading police ranks for six months, prison escapee Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was on Saturday nabbed at Kurupakari Crossing, Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takatu/Upper Essequibo).
According to reports, the man who escaped from the Mackenzie Police Station on December 8 last was arrested in a vehicle at a check point in the area. His accomplice Robin Thomas, 25, of Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, is still at large.
The two men were charged with the murder of Shevon Gordon of Wismar, Linden, on April 4, 2015. After their escape, the police had issued wanted bulletins for them.
Reports stated that 45-year-old Gordon and her husband had just returned home and were entering their premises when they were confronted by two armed men. The men demanded a bag containing cash that Gordon had in her possession, but she resisted and was shot about her body.
The men took the bag and fled the scene on foot. The woman’s husband and son pursued the bandits and her son managed to catch up with the men but was shot to his left thigh.
The men then escaped with the money. Both Gordon and son were rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex for emergency treatment, but the mother was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspects were arrested a few days later, charged and placed before the courts.
Alexander is also facing other charges including attempted murder and several counts of robbery under arms.
At the time of their escape, the accused were being held at the Mackenzie Police Station prior to attending court on the murder charge.