Police have been granted an extension to further detain five men who are being questioned in connection with the murder of Fazal Shaheed and the wounding of two of his brothers during a robbery at Freeman Street, East La Penitence on Sunday.
Commander of ‘A’ Division Marlon Chapman told Stabroek News that investigators are working and it is likely they would have a breakthrough.
On Sunday, around 12.45 am at Lot 194 Freeman Street, where the brothers were with family and friends preparing for a memorial service for their father, two bandits attacked.
The bandits, who escaped with jewellery, fatally shot Fazal, 58, a father of one, of 18 Albion, Corentyne, Berbice and wounded two of his brothers, Shalim, 53, a father of one of the USA, and Talim, 50, a father of three of Canada.
Fazal was shot several times in the abdomen.
Both Shalim and Talim, have been discharged from the hospital, Chapman said.