Ecuadorian murder victim named

| 15/03/2010

(CNS): The man who was shot and killed on Thursday night, 11 March, in Maliwanas Way, West Bay, was a 29-year-old Marcos Mauricio Gauman Duran, an Ecuadorian national from the George Town District, police say. The 16-year-old youth who was shot in the leg minutes before Duran was killed remains in hospital in stable condition. Officers investigating the murder are carrying out door to door enquiries in and around the surrounding areas and are speaking to family, friends and associates of the victim, the officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Marlon Bodden, said.

“So far we have interviewed dozens of people in relation to this crime; we are trying to piece together the victim’s last movements. We know that he visited an apartment within the apartment complex, and shortly after 7.00pm he was shot and killed,” Bodden said.

A post mortem examination carried out Sunday, 14 March, confirmed Duran died of gunshot wounds.

An incident room has been set up at George Town Police Station and Bodden said,
“I would ask anyone who was in the area at the relevant time or who has information which could assist us to call the team on 949-4222. Alternatively information can be passed to us via the confidential Crime Stoppers Number 800-8477 (TIPS).”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There is more going on with the police than we know. They do know things and they are acting on it. It just takes time. They just can’t go around announcing it to everyone.

    And it would certainly move faster if ya’ll that know stuff would grown some chest hair and find a way to report it.

    And you don’t need to puff it up and exaggerate it. Tell it like it is.



  2. Anonymous says:

    I happen to know someone who was in the area at the time and was rudely shooed away by the police. They took the name and number and STILL have not been in contact to question them while it is fresh in their mind.

    No wonder the police don’t get witness statements!! Who wants to be seen going into the "incident room"??? 

    I haven’t said anything against them in the past and in reading the majority of the posts, feel they have been given a bad rap, but…….

    Isn’t there some sort of training that these guys are required to go thru??

    Maybe a rethink of that curriculum is in order.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Really!? Uhhhhh I know people who live around there and no one has spoken to them at all…it’s been 4 days. Of course they didn’t see anything and know nothing and really don’t not want police banging on their door anyway, but I can assure you – – – they have not been interrogated. In fact…the police were running people away from the area that night rather than rounding them up and isolating them for as much fresh information as possible. How good is someone’s memory a week later?? I know mine is crap! We are in a sad state if we are relying on the "expertise" of our local ‘bobbies’ to pull any sense out of each situation that we are experiencing. They are as stunned as us! This has certainly given me a personal take on just how much of a gong show the whole thing is…I’ve heard stories but man oh man…to actually see how inefficiently it was handled…it’s scary.