Former `wanted' man shot dead
Guyana Chronicle
October 19, 2002

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Witnesses said Sam, 35, was fixing the left side front wheel of his vehicle which was parked at the side of the road in front of where he lived at First Street, Alberttown. The car was on a 'jack' at the time and half of Sam's body was lying under the vehicle, they said.

According to the witnesses, three men in a white car pulled up alongside the parked vehicle and a gunman emerged from the front passenger seat. However, the gun he had fell from his hand, they said.

The witnesses said that a man in the back seat of the vehicle then came out, picked up the weapon from the ground, walked over to where Sam was fixing the car and shot him several times.

The man then jumped back into the vehicle which sped away, they said.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. David Ramnarine said nine 9mm spent shells and two .32 spent shells were found on the scene. He also told this newspaper that the getaway car used by the killers had number plate HB 7020 which is suspected to be false.

Ramnarine said, too, that Sam died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, arms and legs.

"No matter how he bad in people's eyes, he was good to me," said his wife Melanie, tears streaming down her face.

One eyewitness said Sam called out to a neighbour while in the process of being shot.

Relatives said he was still breathing when they rush him to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

Relatives said Sam leaves to mourn five children - Candacy, Travis, Marvy, Ronaldo and Sheldon.

Melanie also said that three men she does not know visited her husband at their home early yesterday morning. She recalled that her husband chatted briefly with the men who subsequently left.

A Police source said Sam was not on their current wanted list.

Police had issued a wanted bulletin for him in relation to the high profile robbery and shooting to death of well-known Georgetown cambio dealer and cricket enthusiast, Neville Sarjoo, several years ago.