Thursday 9 July, 2020

Firearm taken from Boguis homicide scene; immunity offered for return

Another investigation has been launched in connection with Friday evening’s double homicide at Boguis, Babonneau.

The bodies of Thorne ‘Ashtray’ Sylvaine and Garvin ‘Rand’ Willie were discovered outside Sylvaine’s home at Boguis around 8 am Saturday, January 25, 2020, with apparent gunshot wounds to the body.

One firearm was retrieved from the scene, however, Deputy Police Commissioner, Milton Desir says based on initial reports made to the police, two firearms were on the scene but only one was retrieved by police.

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“The other firearm was not present and at this point, I would like to urge the person or persons who may have taken this firearm to return it,” Desir said.

According to the senior cop, “The missing firearm forms part of the ongoing murder investigation. You could return it to the office of the commissioner of police and I am saying that you will not be prosecuted for having that firearm now if it returned at least on Monday, January 27, 2020. However, after that we going all out to retrieve this firearm.”

Tampering with evidence, or evidence tampering is an act in which a person alters, conceals, falsifies, or destroys evidence with the intent to interfere with an investigation and is a criminal offence.

“Any person found with this firearm after Monday will be prosecuted for being in possession of the firearm and also for interfering with the scene of a homicide,” Desir said.

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