Police still to find suspect in domino competition killing

first_imgThe suspect wanted in connection with the Father’s Day killing of 38-year-old John Choong, remains at large.Guyana Times learnt on Saturday that Police searches garnered no results as the young man remains on the run. Relatives, who continue to check with Police for updates on the investigation, remain hopeful that the suspect will be found.Choong, a former resident of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara, and a father of three, sustained head injuries during an altercation with the suspect at a dominoes competition on Father’s Day and died two days later while receiving treatment at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.After the man’s demise, the suspect, who was said to be in his early 20s, went into hiding, fearing that he would be incarcerated for the man’s death. The deceased was an employee at the Wales Sugar Estate up to 2017 but later took up employment as a hire car operator to provide for his family. His spouse is a housewife.Choong, who often played dominoes at Sideline Dam, Sisters Village on weekends with other men in the area, was killed while being engaged in his favourite pastime. Reports were that sometime after midnight on June 16, 2018, he 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 dischargeded from the West Demerara Regional Hospital on June 17, 2018.He, however, went back to the Hospital on June 18 to clean the wound. On 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. This newspaper reported that the late Choong and the suspect had settled the matter before Choong’s wound became septic.last_img

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