Main suspect in murder of Kaneville businessman arrested

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Dead: Shimron Adams(left),Murder suspect: Andrew Ridley(right)

Police have arrested the prime suspect in the Boxing Day murder of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD) businessman, Shimron Adams, 41. 

He is Andrew Ridley called “Aids Man”, of Albouystown, Georgetown. 

Ridley is also wanted for the November 11 murder of 53-year-old Dexter Mc Farlene, a construction worker of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

They Break News understands that a woman who shared an intimate relationship with Adams told Police that she was also in a relationship with Ridley.

Ridley, she confessed, found text messages between her and Adams and photographs of them in her phone and had threatened to rob and kill the businessman.

She told detectives that she had begged Ridley not to kill Adams. Following the businessman’s murder, his lover and another woman were held by the Police.

Police Headquarters reported that the man was shot dead on Monday night at his business establishment located at Lot ‘H’ D’Urban and Chapel Street, Lodge, Georgetown.  

Adams operated a liquor store at the location.  Police said the robbery was carried out by two male suspects who reportedly wore surgical face masks; one of them was armed with a gun.  

According to Adams’ 29-year-old girlfriend, at around 21:30h on December 26, she went to his business place, where she consumed alcohol. She said that at the time, the businessman had a gold finger ring and one gold band with a small bag hanging on his shoulder.   

At about 23:30h, Adams closed his business place and started to pack items in a freezer. About ten minutes later, Adams opened the shutter for them to go out from the bottom flat.  

At that point, two suspects entered the building through the said shutter and ordered them to lie on the ground, and they complied. The unarmed suspect then took off the businessman’s gold band and finger ring and ordered him to get up, which he did.   

The suspect then held onto the businessman’s shoulder bag and pulled at it, but Adams continued to hold onto the bag to prevent the suspect from taking it.   

The suspect, who was armed with the firearm, discharged a round at Adams, which struck him to his right abdomen and exited through his right side in the vicinity of his groin.   

The businessman then released the bag and fell to the ground helplessly while bleeding from the gunshot wound.   

The suspect removed the shoulder bag, picked up the businessman’s phone and the cell phone from his female companion, and made good their escape through the shutter.  

The businessman was picked-up by Police ranks from the Anti-Crime patrol and escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.   

A 9mm spent shell, along with a warhead, was recovered at the scene. The warhead and spent shell were sealed and lodged.   

The area was canvassed for CCTV cameras which were seen and captured when the suspects went to the business place and left on a black and white XR motorcycle.   

The suspects, Police said, escaped south onto Chapel Street, west onto Princess Street, and south onto St Stephen’s Street, Charlestown, where they were last seen.

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