By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The man who was arrested by the police on Sunday afternoon, in whose possession was found an unlicensed 9mm. Beretta Pistol with 18 matching rounds, has been identified as Orphius Johnson.
Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum confirmed that Johnson is the suspect whom the police have been hunting in connection with the murder of Travis Rudder Snr. and the shooting of his girlfriend and 18 month old son while they were sleeping at their Nandy Park home on June 21.
At the time of his arrest, Johnson was observed by ranks in civilian clothing, as he attempted to board a route 42 minibus destined to Diamond/Grove East Bank Demerara.
Twenty – six – year old Rudder was killed after a gunman elevated himself to the level of a window at his home and sprayed his bedroom with bullets using a 9mm pistol.
Rudder, a miner, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital with eighteen gunshot wounds to the body while his reputed wife, 31 – year old – Mawanza Gill of 149 Regent Road Bourda was shot seven times to her leg and their 18 month old baby, Travis Rudder Junior was shot six times about the body.