By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – Five – year old Driver, Ryan Ross, attached to a taxi service in Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara was arrested on Tuesday [July 15] in connection with the shooting death of 19 – year – old Ashmini Harryram of Lusignan.
On Thursday, July 10, Harryram, who was a cosmetologist, was walking home with her cousin on the Lusignan Railway Embankment, just after disembarking a minibus, when a gunman approached, took away her cellphone and shot her in the head before escaping in a Burgundy car, which was parked waiting.
Eyewitnesses also told iNews that the license plate number of the car was blocked. T
Police sources close to the investigation told iNews that Ross who has been working a burgundy car, shelf the vehicle without any reason on the same day the shooting occurred.
According to information reaching iNews, persons who would usually use the service of the taxi observed that Ross was operating with a different car. When questions were raised about the other vehicle, he allegedly told them that it developed mechanical problems and was returned to the owner.
The owner of the vehicle reportedly told investigators Ross suddenly returned the car on the same day of the shooting, claiming that he was having issues with it. He never returned for the vehicle.
Reliable sources also told iNews that the police were able to receive added information on the suspect who is said to be no stranger to lawmen and who is well known and had been on the police radar a while now.