By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The murder of a shop owner in Third Street, Agricola, East Bank Demerara on Tuesday night is reportedly connected to a prior shooting that the now dead Randy Persaud was involved in with his killer.
Reports indicate that the shooting is related to a financial transaction between Persaud and another man from the village. His mother, Debbi Persaud told Reporters that her son recently returned to Guyana from Suriname and has been focusing his time and energy on their grocery store, but decided he would join in on the Mashramani celebrations which were held in Sophia, Greater Georgetown on Sunday, March 08.
According to reports, it was there that the shooter asked Persaud for money, which was given to him; however it was noted that the shooter wanted more and the two men had a misunderstanding which led to the first shooting incident.,
Persaud, after returning home, related to his mother what transpired. The woman said she advised him to pray and the incident was reported to the police.
The mother is demanding that her son’s killer be brought to justice as she noted that he uttered the man’s name before he took his last breath.
“I sit down watching 65 news and all I hear is gun shots and when I peep out, me son holla mummy come quick, by the time I run down he was in the gutter lying down. I start to holla,” the distraught mother said.
The businessman has a three year old daughter who witnessed the killing, while his girlfriend is pregnant.