The police say they are making stringent efforts to apprehend two male suspects, one of whom is alleged to have murdered 40-year-old miner Orlando LaCruz of Pomeroon River about 1 pm yesterday at a camp in Jack and Vieira Backdam, North West District.
Investigations revealed that the victim and the suspects were imbibing inside the camp, when an argument erupted over the refusal by the now dead man to perform oral sex on one of the suspects who was armed with a shotgun.
As a result, the police say that the armed suspect loaded the firearm with a cartridge which was given to him by the other suspect and he shot the victim in the right side of his neck, resulting in his death.
The body is presently at the Matthews Ridge District Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
Investigation in progress.