Man held in Lodge double homicide
Police point to argument hours before
Stabroek News
October 18, 2002

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One man is in police custody as investigations continue into the shooting deaths of two men on Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge on Wednesday night.

According to Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent David Ramnarine, the man was believed to have had an altercation with one of the dead men, Gladwin Fecker, around midday on Wednesday.

Fecker, 35, and Orin Shultz, 29, of 33 Joseph Pollydore Street were both gunned down outside a video store, not far from Shultz’s residence.

Reports indicate that at about 8 pm, both men were inside Video Phonix Entertainment Centre on Joseph Pollydore Street when they were called outside by someone. Shortly after the men had left the shop, shots rang out.

Shultz’s body was later found in a pool of blood, while Fecker was discovered about half an hour later at the back of the yard west of the club in what was a desperate attempt to flee his killers.

In a release yesterday, the police said both men received multiple gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

According to the police, 11 9 mm spent shells and three warheads were found at the scene after the shooting.

Both men were employed with the law offices of Chapman and Trotman, Shultz as a lawyer’s clerk and Fecker, as a security guard.

In a statement yesterday, the law firm said: “We trust that no stone will be left unturned to ensure justice and all leads are pursued vigorously. The firm and its staff are grateful for the outpouring of sympathy and support from the (legal) fraternity, and wider community. Members of the firm are working closely with relatives of the deceased with respect to funeral and other arrangements.”

Shultz’s mother, Elaine, had contended that two minibus conductors had threatened her son sometime last week during an altercation. She said that she repeatedly warned him to be careful. He was the fourth of her five children and leaves to mourn two young sons.