Stabroek Market row leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

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Twenty-nine-year-old Sheldon Braithwaite of Lot 119 Mazaruni Street, Guyhoc Park Georgetown succumbed to the injuries he sustained in an altercation with another, Troy Maxwell, on Friday in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market Square in downtown Georgetown.

Maxwell is also in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital following that stabbing incident.

Reports are that Maxwell was pushing a cart in the area when one of the wheels ran over Braithwaite’s feet.

After Maxwell reportedly refused to apologise, an ensuing argument broke out between the two that quickly escalated into an altercation, during which Maxwell reportedly pulled out a knife and attacked Braithwaite, stabbing him once to the abdomen and once to the hand.

Braithwaite’s brother, Kevin Braithwaite, upon realizing that his sibling was stabbed, allegedly disarmed Maxwell of the knife and dealt him several stabs, leaving him on the floor.

Kevin Braithwaite then rushed his injured brother to the GPHC while public-spirited citizens reportedly picked up Maxwell and took him there as well.

This publication was informed that Maxwell would usually provide push-cart services for people in the Stabroek Market area; while Braithwaite, a father of one, who had worked for some time in the hinterland, had been a poultry farmer who reared sheep, chickens and other livestock.

The late Sheldon Braithwaite leaves to mourn his six-year-old son, parents, and four siblings.

His body is at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination on Wednesday.

Investigations are ongoing.

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