Fifty-year-old shopkeeper Trevor Alfred, of Nazarene Street, Grove Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was stabbed to death Monday outside a gambling shop.
The incident is said to have taken place around 18:30h in Second Street, Grove.
Reports are that a rebellion broke out between Alfred and the suspect, a 36-year-old mason, also from Grove, while they were gambling at “Rocky Shop” in the Grove Squatting Area.
After the initial argument had heated up, the owner asked the men to leave the building.

Murdered: Trevor Alfred

Police said when the duo went out of the store, the argument turned physical resulting in the men throwing glass bottles together. The rebellion intensified and at that time the men armed themselves with knives and attacked one another.
During the stabbing, Alfred fell to the ground and then the suspect caused several stab wounds to his body. Alfred tried to escape the attack, but was pursued by the suspect, who continued to stab him.
The eventual fatal encounter ended when Alfred and the suspects ended up in a culvert.
Alfred was rushed to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival while the suspect was admitted as a patient under Police guard.
At the home of the now deceased man, Shellon Alfred, his widow, told Guyana Times that she was unsure of the exact details of her husband’s death.
“I don’t know what really happened, because different people say different things,” the hedgehog explained.
She further said she was informed of the stabbing by phone call from her son. The woman, based on reports gathered, said her husband suffered at least 10 stab wounds to his body.
“He got three to the front and the rest to his back,” he said.
The grieving woman further explained that she and Alfred had been married for a number of years, and had shared six children together. He was the sole breadwinner of his family.
“I’m trying to cope, I don’t even know at the moment … he was a really nice person … yes years now we’re together,” he said.
The Police are continuing their investigations.

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