Suspect in Kumu arrow murder arrested

After managing to elude the police for more than two weeks, a man was on Sunday arrested in relation to the murder of Arnold Gordon, whose body was found with an arrow in his chest at Kumu Village, Central Rupununi last month

This was confirmed by Commander of ‘F’ Division Ravindradat Budhram who told Stabroek News that the suspect was up to yesterday afternoon being questioned by the police as the investigation continues.

Gordon, 24, a labourer, of Kumu Village, Central Rupununi was discovered dead around 4.30 pm on March 17 at Tiger Plate, Kumu Ferry area, Central Rupununi.

While the circumstances surrounding the incident remain sketchy, this newspaper was previously informed that Gordon and his six-year-old cousin had left home on March 16 to go fishing.

He was later attacked by the suspect who allegedly dealt him several blows about his body and then shot him with an arrow.

Additional information revealed that the suspect had allegedly approached Gordon and an argument ensued.

During this process, the suspect reportedly armed himself with a piece of wood and struck Gordon about his body.

Gordon’s cousin who was with him witnessed the entire incident and raised an alarm.

A search was carried out and Gordon’s dead body was later discovered.

The suspect is likely to be charged soon.

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