Suspect in Orlando La Cruz murder held

The prime suspect in the murder of Orlando La Cruz, who was shot dead in the Jack and Vieira Backdam, North West District, was arrested yesterday, the police said.

Police sources confirmed that the suspect was arrested around 1 pm yesterday in Mabaruma.

It was reported that La Cruz and two male suspects were drinking inside the camp on June 15, when an argument erupted after La Cruz refused to perform oral sex on one of the men who was armed with a shotgun.

The man then loaded the gun with a cartridge that was given to him by the other suspect and he subsequently shot La Cruz in the right side of his neck, killing him.

The man was taken to the Matthews Ridge District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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