After identifying the suspect who fatally shot a minibus passenger on Saturday night and injured a Special Constable on the Demerara Harbour Bridge the police have now identified the victim in the incident.
The man has been identified as Trevon April, 29, of High Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam. The man was identified after police were able to match his thumb print to one they have in their database.
His father, Frankie April, made a positive identification at the Lyken Funeral Home.
April was shot and killed around 18:00 hrs last Saturday. Reports are that April, who was shot in the head, and another man, were passengers in a minibus crossing the DHB when an argument ensued between them over rain coming in through an open window.
During the shooting Special Constable, Randolph Williams was also shot. He was treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), and sent away.
There are reports that after killing the passenger, the gunman calmly walked a short distance before entering a car.
A worker at the bridge said yesterday that when the incident happened, the driver of the minibus drove to the outpost and informed the Special Constables, who were on duty. ”He was advised to take the man to the hospital and the bridge was immediately closed off so that the police can find the person if he was still on the bridge,” a source explained.
”A car stopped and a man come out the car and attempted to walk away, so the worker at the bridge stopped him.” The person had no idea that he was the shooter. The man (suspect) then pushed the gate and run away.”
As the suspect was fleeing, the passengers in the minibus were reportedly shouting for someone to stop him, but the Special Constables were unarmed at the time.
Armed ranks are usually stationed at the location.
Williams, who was in the seat behind the driver, recalled that the row between the two men began when the suspect asked the other to shut a window, since it was raining.
However, the man refused to close the window, since he claimed that the suspect, who was sitting behind him, “smelled.”
The suspect reportedly warned that (the victim) didn’t know who he (the suspect) was, and reportedly mentioned the nickname ‘Gangster.’
The row reportedly continued as the bus was heading to the eastern end of the Harbour Bridge, and the driver eventually stopped and told the two men to disembark.
However, after exiting the bus into the rain, both men immediately rejoined the bus.
According to Williams, the victim opened the window, while the suspect slammed it shut.
Shortly after, Williams heard a gunshot. This was followed by a second shot, which grazed him.
April reportedly left Guyana as a teen with his mother for Antigua where he was domiciled for about a decade before returning after being deported.
Whist some were reluctant to speak, a relative told the media in Berbice that the now dead April was known to the police. The relative said that the man was in police story a couple of times.
“He didn’t had no nice reputation. He and a boy had a problem and he beat up the boy and the boy come back an juck out he one eye; so is only one he had. He did, also thief he cousin clothes. “
April is a father of six from a number of relationships the eldest being 12. He also leaves to mourn his father and other siblings.
The hunt continues for the shooter who has been identified after his image was caught on a CCTV camera.
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