Sophia cutlass murder: Wanted bulletin issued for suspect
Police have issued a wanted bulletin for 42-year-old Troy Tasho also known as “19”in relation to the Murder of Roy Beckles which occurred on Monday at ‘B’ Field, Sophia, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
He is described as being of mixed race and his last known addresses were listed as ‘B’ Field Reserve, Sophia, ECD and Back Circle, East Ruimveldt.
Inews had previously reported that Beckles, a labourer, had been hired by his neighbour, Tasho to do some work.
However, an argument ensued between the two because Tasho reportedly failed to pay Beckles the amount he had promised.
Their argument reportedly escalated to the point where both men armed themselves with cutlasses and started to trade blows.
Tasho reportedly dodged his blows and managed to knock the cutlass out of Beckles’ hand. Beckles attempted to flee just after he was reportedly disarmed.
However, the suspect reportedly gave chase, caught up with him some distance away and allegedly stabbed him once to the right shoulder.
The suspect then fled the scene and has been on the run since.
Beckles was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment.
Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Troy Tasho a/k “19”is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 229-2289, 229-2019, 222-2232, 229—2655, 225-6411, 225-8196, 225-2227, 225-0575, 911 or the nearest police station.
All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.