Cops seek advice on charging accomplices in Corentyne woman’s murder

Although the main suspect in the murder of Patricia Samaroo, 57, who was shot dead on Friday evening at Fyrish, Corentyne, remains at large, police have sought advice on charging his two alleged accomplices, who are in custody.

A post-mortem examination confirmed that Samaroo, died as a result of shock and haemorrhage due to gunshot injuries. Her sister, Annetta Samaroo, 45, was shot to her abdomen after she recognised the man who fired the shot and called out his nickname. She is still a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital.

After firing the two shots, the gunman and his accomplice then hastily left the house. They escaped in a waiting motorcar driven by an ex-policeman, who is in custody along with another suspect. Police said that a quick response by ranks led to the getaway car being detained.

Police have sent the file on its investigations to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice on proceeding with charges.

A police source said that the assailant is still on the run. The source said too that robbery has been ruled out as the motive for the killing.

Patricia, of Number 2 Road, Canje, was visiting the home of her mother and sister when the two men barged in around 10.30 pm and shouted “police!”

Reports are the man then immediately fired a shot, which hit Patricia. She sustained a single gunshot wound to her head.

A male relative pelted the gunman and his mask fell off.

He was recognised as a man who was reportedly wanted in relation to a murder.

Patricia’s son, Alvin, had told this newspaper that his aunt, Annetta was shot after she blurted out, “[Man’s name] wah yuh doing?”

The source said police were trying to determine the circumstances of the killing. They were also looking at the theory that it may have been linked to a carjacking a month ago that Patricia’s son, Marvin Samaroo had been charged with. He is currently a remanded prisoner.

But Patricia’s children believe she was mistakenly targeted. They told this newspaper that their aunt is an eyewitness in a murder case and felt that the men intended to kill her.

Alvin said his mother was motionless on the chair as though she was sleeping and they did not realize she was dead. They were focusing their attention on taking Annetta to the hospital and it was not until he started shaking his mother in an effort to “wake” her that he saw the blood.

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