Arrested for West Ruimveldt man’s murder
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Dead: Paul Rodney
Dead: Paul Rodney

An injured West Ruimveldt man has been arrested as police continue their probe into the murder of Paul Rodney, who was gunned down in Avocado Street, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown early Monday morning.

‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken told the Guyana Chronicle that the man was taken into custody on Wednesday morning and he is cooperating so far as a witness.

The man will be taken to the hospital in an effort to determine if the injury he has is a gunshot wound and his hands will be tested for gun powder residue.

The detained man claimed to have witnessed the incident in which Rodney, 29, was shot seven times to the body by unknown persons during a party in East Ruimveldt.

It was reported that at the party, there was a row between Rodney and two men, who followed and shot him.

Investigations revealed that police ranks on a mobile patrol on Mandela Avenue, heard several loud explosions and went to investigate.

Upon arrival, a group of men was observed running amid several loud explosions and Rodney was seen lying motionless in a pool of blood.

He was immediately taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed 30 minutes after, while receiving medical attention.

Several spent shells of a small calibre weapon were found at the scene.

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