Suspect charged with murder of Timehri youth

Ronsley Clarke

The prime suspect in the murder of Timehri youth Ronsley Clarke was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with the crime.

Travis Evans, 23, of ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was arraigned before presiding Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.

Evans was not required to enter a plea and was remanded until his next hearing, which is fixed for October 1st.

Evans, who is known by the alias ‘Short Boss,’ was picked up by police in ‘D’ Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo) last week.

Clarke, 21, of Fire Station Road, Timehri, was shot twice about his body in full view of his friends on August 2nd.

The shooting occurred around 7.30 pm at ‘C’ Field, Sophia and is suspected to have been the result of an old grievance between the Clarke and the accused.

One day prior to the shooting, they had both attended another party and there was no exchange of words between them.

On the night in question, Clarke was with his girlfriend when the suspect allegedly whipped out a firearm and discharged several rounds in his direction.

Two of the bullets struck Clarke about his body and he subsequently collapsed.

The police were summoned and Clarke was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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