Manhunt underway for suspect after fatal Linden beating

Travis Hazel

A manhunt was still underway last evening for the suspect in the fatal beating of a man in Linden.

Up to press time, police in the mining town were still searching for Travis Hazel, called “Fifty,” who allegedly battered Leroy Barron, 55, of Old Kara Kara, Mackenzie, to death during an argument.

The Police Public Relations and Press Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, in a statement said the incident occurred around 11 am at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie.

Ramlakhan added that the initial investigations revealed that Barron, who was known to do odd jobs around the Mackenzie Market, had an argument with Hazel. It is alleged that Hazel armed himself with a piece of wood and gave Barron a severe beating, after which he fled the scene.

Barron was picked up and rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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