The Guyana Police Force on Thursday morning reported that the main suspect in the murder of 20-year-old Carlissa Matthews was arrested by the police around 8:00 am on Thursday at Springlands, Corentyne which is close to the border crossing with Suriname.
The young man was taken into custody and charges are expected to be laid against him before the end of the week. It is believed that he shot and killed his girlfriend on Water Street in Georgetown on Tuesday night, just 15 minutes before the start of the New Year.
The two reportedly had an argument earlier in the day and while the young woman was standing on Water Street, waiting to usher in the New Year, the suspect walked up to her and shot her to the head at close range. She fell to the ground and was rushed to the Georgetown hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.