Suspect still at large

first_imgDomino competition killingThe main suspect in the murder of 38-year-old John Choong of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) is still at large.Dead: John ChoongThis was according to a Police source on Monday, who also noted that investigations are ongoing.Choong sustained head injuries during an altercation with another man at a domino competition on Father’s Day and died on Tuesday last while receiving treatment at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH).After the man’s demise, the suspect, who is said to be in his early 20s, went into hiding.Choong, a father of three, worked at the Wales Sugar Estate up to 2017, but later took up employment as a hire car operator. He would often play dominoes at Sideline Dam, Sisters Village on weekends.Reports are that some time after midnight on June 16, Choong and the suspect got into an argument and then a scuffle. The now dead man was reportedly pushed into a nearby drain where he hit his head.It was further reported that Choong received 10 stiches to his head before being released from the WDRH on June 17.He, however, went back to the Hospital on Monday, June 18, to clean the wound. On Tuesday, June 19, when he revisited the medical facility, he was admitted and succumbed one day later. A post-mortem proved that he died as a result of cerebral haemorrhage.A Police source had told this publication that Choong and the suspect had settled the matter before Choong’s wound turned septic.last_img

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