A 42-year-old man is in police custody following the fatal stabbing of an employee of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the wee hours of Monday, July 12 at Middleton Street, Campbellville.
Dead is 24-year-old Dwayne Daniel Taitt, a GRA enforcement officer of Lot2, Middleton Street, Campbellville.
According to a press release from the Guyana Police Force, the incident stemmed from a dispute over an eviction notice issued to the deceased by the suspect and his mother several hours before the alleged murder.
The GRA officer, his reputed wife and his two-year-old daughter were living in a rented apartment owned by the suspect’s mother at the time of the incident.
According to the police, on July 11 at 5:30 p.m., the deceased and his wife were at home when the landlady told them in the presence of the suspect that they have up to July 14, 2021, to move out.
However, the police said at 12:30 a.m, Monday, Taitt and his family were at home sleeping when they were awoken by the suspect banging on their apartment door with a piece of wood while shouting at them to move out.
As a result, police said Taitt opened the door and went out to the suspect, who was armed with a knife which he used to attack the GRA officer.
“The deceased ran out on the street opposite the said apartment, where the suspect pursued and dealt him a stab to his chest. Taitt fell to the ground while the suspect fled the scene with the said weapon,” police said.
Taitt was picked up by his reputed wife and a security guard and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he was pronounced dead by a doctor.
Police said Taitt sustained a wound to the left upper chest and that the murder weapon was recovered.