A second suspect was detained by the police on Friday for questioning into the murder of Crabwood Creek resident, Shameer Ally who was found dead in his house some seven months ago when police had visited to arrest him.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Stabroek News that the suspect, Basheer Harrinauth was arrested on Friday at Crabwood Creek Backdam.
He was taken into custody as the probe continues.
Another individual, Dennis Veerasammy has since been charged with the crime and remanded to prison.
Ally, called ‘Kazak’, 36, a labourer of Grant 1805 Weld Tank Dam, Crab-wood Creek Corentyne, was found dead by police who went to his house on October 24, 2015 to arrest him after a report was made against him.
He had a single gunshot wound and was lying in a pool of blood a few feet away from his door.
Residents of the community had suggested to this newspaper that Ally’s murder may have stemmed from old grievances he had with an individual in the area. Investigations had revealed that Ally had misunderstandings with several persons that night, including the husband of a woman with whom he shared an intimate relationship.
A relative had said that she became aware of his death around 9 pm when police went to her home. She explained that she went to Ally’s home and saw him lying in a pool of blood and noticed a wound to his side. “I told the police right away let’s take him to the hospital… but the police turned and said he is already dead,” the woman lamented.
A post-mortem examination gave his cause of death as shock, haemorrhage, multiple internal injuries due to gunshot wound and laceration to the lung.