Moments after returning home from a night club on Saturday morning, a Symth Street man was gunned down in his backyard.
The dead man was identified as O’Riley Small, 32, of Lot 2 Symth Street, Georgetown. His body was discovered at approximately 03:00h by his mother.
Dead, O’Riley Small
Based on reports, the now dead man had just returned home when he was confronted by the gunmen who opened fire on him. He was reportedly shot to the head, hand, feet, abdomen and eyes.
Gail Ann Edwards, an aunt of Small explained that she was sleeping but around 03:00h she was awakened by her nephew shouting “Aye Aye” followed by gunshots.
The woman noted that after the gunshots, they went out to enquire when they saw her nephew’s hat and shoes at the front gate but did not look at the back of the house. “It was until his mother came down and looked at the back, she found him lying at the back and he was already dead”, the woman cried.
Although Guyana Times understands that Small’s car was hijacked some time ago, the aunt noted that she is not aware that her nephew had any issues with anyone. Edwards noted that her nephew did not seem to have any old grievance with anyone around and did not know who would want to harm him.
However, when Guyana Times contacted the mother of Small, she refused to give any comment.
Back in 2013, Small was charged with break and enter and larceny committed on Central Electronics located on Robb Street, Georgetown.
It was alleged that he along with an accomplice, David Lynch broke and entered Central Electronics and stole a quantity of items, which included a flat screen television and a metal safe, along with an undisclosed sum of cash.
Also in February 2013, he was fingered in an attempted robbery of Wayne Heber at Premneranjan Place, Prashad Nagar which left three bandits dead. Those killed were Tony Ogle, 42,, called ‘Skin Teeth’ and ‘Ninja’ of Callendar Street, Albouystown, and Leon Gittens, 24, called ‘Cow’ of Hill Street, Albouystown and Shawn Brown.
In addition, Small was shot along with four others during a shooting at the National Cultural Centre, Mandela Avenue, back in 2009.
Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that Marry Prince called “Max” of Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was up to late Saturday evening being grilled on the execution. He was reportedly arrested shortly after the shooting incident. Prince is reportedly a security official at the popular night club where the now dead man was partying prior to his death.
The police have confirmed that a suspect was arrested and is assisting with investigations. Investigators have retrieved several spent shells at the scene as investigations continue.