Suspects remain in custody over murder of gold dealer …Cops awaiting legal advice on way forward

Captured: Delon Morgan
Dead businessman, Deon Stoll

Seven persons — including the doctor who had reportedly administered medical attention to the suspected injured gunman who had shot and killed gold dealer Deon Stoll in front of the El Dorado Trading Inc on Da Silva Street in Newtown, Kitty — remain in Police custody.

This is according to acting Crime Chief Michael Kingston, who told INews that, in addition to these seven individuals, Police are hunting for one other person.

Captured: Delon Morgan

The Police had issued wanted bulletins for Delon “Demon” Morgan and 23-year-old Lennox Estwic in relation to this shooting incident. Morgan was arrested at a Police roadblock at Cove and John, East Coast Demerara (ECD) at about 05:45h on Tuesday. He had a gunshot wound to his right side chest.

Estwic, his alleged accomplice, of Lot 640 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), is still on the run.

Meanwhile, the acting Crime Chief has explained that, in relation to the doctor’s alleged role in this matter, the law is currently being researched in an effort to determine what charges, if any, can be laid against him.

Still on run: Lennox Estwic

The Crime Chief (ag) noted that, at some stage of the investigative process, law enforcement officials will engage the Medical Council of Guyana to make that body aware of what the Police have uncovered during their probe into this incident.

“…but at the moment, we are looking at a criminal investigation. The file is being prepared for legal advice. That is why they have legal advisors, so they can advise us on the way forward,” he explained.

Two masked gunmen pounced on Stoll and his driver as Stoll was about to enter the El Dorado Trading to conduct business on October 14. Stoll was shot, but managed to return fire at the gunmen. He shot one of the gunmen twice. His driver and a security guard at El Dorado Trading were also shot.

Stoll, also called “Mow”, hailed from Charity, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), but resided in Bel Air Park, Georgetown.