KERON Mark Adams who was wanted in relation to the murder of a Sophia man on Tuesday has died, following a confrontation with the police.
According to information received, about 13:45h, police, acting on intelligence gathered, went to a location at Mocha, East Bank Demerara in search of Adams. It is reported that the suspect, on seeing the ranks, whipped out a handgun and began shooting at the lawmen who returned fire and wounded him. The suspect died while receiving medical attention at the East Bank Demerara Public Hospital (Diamond). An unlicenced pistol was retrieved at the scene.
The police had earlier on Wednesday morning, after ascertaining the full identity of Adams, issued a wanted bulletin for him prior to apprehending him. According to information received, Adams, following an altercation, shot dead 37-year-old Sophia resident, Andre Kenyatta. Reports indicate the altercation began when Kenyatta was asked by the reputed wife of Adams to remove his horse from an empty lot in front of her home, after which she started abusing him with expletives, and, subsequently, got the suspect involved. An argument ensued and the suspect pulled a gun and made threats to Kenyatta’s life. Following that altercation, Adams made good that threat and shot Kenyatta dead on Tuesday morning.
The home belonging to Adams was completely destroyed by fire, on Tuesday evening, while he and his reputed wife were on the run.