4 in custody for money changer’s murder

first_imgAs the probe intensifies into the gunning down of an America Street, Georgetown money changer on Sunday morning, the Police have arrested four persons, including the owner of a CG motorcycle used in the commissioning of the murder.Dead money changer Shawn Nurse, also called ‘Fabulous’Reports reaching Guyana Times revealed that the red Honda motorcycle that was used by the lone gunman in the shooting to death of 47-year-old Shawn Nurse was captured on CCTV footage that was reviewed by the Police.The motorcycle was found in possession of one of the suspects who are presently in custody. The owner of the motorcycle, nevertheless, told detectives that he had lent it to someone but when investigated, his claim was refuted.In addition to those two men, the duo that was previously charged with an armed robbery committed on the now dead man a few months ago were also arrested and were being questioned in connection with the murder. The two suspects were freed after no evidence was offered and restitution was made in the sum of $500,000.The well-known money changer, of Lot 33 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was sitting in a chair at the corner of Avenue of the Republic and America Street, when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun.The man without hesitation demanded that Nurse hand over a bag that he was carrying which contained an undisclosed sum of local and foreign currency. Nurse resisted, so the bandit pulled the trigger, shooting him once to his head.Nurse collapsed and died almost immediately. The Police retrieved a spent 9mm shell at the scene and questioned several persons who gave a description of the shooter. At the time of the shooting incident, the suspect was reportedly clad in a red hoodie and a pair of brown trousers.The dead man’s grieving mother has stated that she was not sure if her son’s death was related to the recent robbery involving two of the men who were now in custody who had begged her son not to go ahead with the charges that were brought against them.Police are continuing their investigations into the murder.last_img

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