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Shaquan Allen the young man who allegedly shot and killed his Linden girlfriend was spreviously charged with narcotics possession.
Allen then 17 was remanded to prison when he made his court appearance back in January 2018, based on a Stabroek News report.
It was alleged that Allen on January 16th 2018 at South Ruimveldt had in his possession 16 grammes of amphetamines, for the purpose of trafficking. Allen, a resident of Linden pleaded not guilty to the charge, according to the Stabroek News report. It is unclear what was the outcome of the case.
The body of the 21-year-old Shonnette Odessa Dover was discovered in a shadow grave in Allen’s back yard at Canvas City, Wismar, Linden. Dover went missing on April 3, 2021.
The discovery was made by police investigators during the wee hours of Friday morning. “A body was found, indeed a body was found but we are still to confirm whether it is Shonnette Dover,” Commander of Region 10, Hugh Winter told Village Voice News on Friday.
Commander Winter said the police, after receiving a tip, proceeded to Shaquan Allen’s home.
“The police made the discovery sometime this morning, sometime around 2 am we were on the scene basically after midnight based on our investigation,” the Regional Commander said. Commander Winter said Allen is now wanted for questioning.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, confirmed the body to be that of Dover. According to the statement, the Police, based on information received, contacted Dover’s 15-year-old sister on Thursday at about 23:35 hours. At about 00:01hrs on Friday, detectives – in the presence of a Child Care and Probation Officer ať Wismar Police Station Criminal Investigation Department, subjected the 15-year-old to a video interview, during which she was told of an allegation, cautioned in accordance with the Judges Rules and provided a statement.
“Information provided alleges that on the night the victim went ‘missing’, her boyfriend (name provided) was oiling ‘his brownish gun in their living room’. He then pointed the gun at the victim who told him ‘he like play and he should put away that thing.’ The sister says she then heard a sound like a squib and he (suspect) said ‘oh shoots, I shoot that girl’. She then saw Shonette’s mouth open and blood on her face and she said to Shaquawn, ‘lets take her hospital’ and he said “no she dead already,”” the police detailed in the statement.
The police added: “He then accompanied the sister to his father and told him what he did and his father told him ‘don’t tell (me) stupidness, why (you) playing with the gun?’ They subsequently left and collected a spade from a man and dug a hole aback the house where the victim was buried. The suspect then hid the gun.”
In the wee hours of Friday morning, on the teen’s directions, ranks went into action and dug up the area about four feet down during which they stumbled upon the body of a female, partly decomposed.
“Due to the decomposed state of the body, it was difficult to see any marks of violence on the most exposed parts of the body,” the police reported.
The decomposed body as escorted to the Linden Hospital Complex and pronounced dead on arrival at 03:50hrs and is now at the Pensioners Mortuary where it is being stored awaiting PME.
The 15-yr-old was placed into custody pending investigations. The father of the suspect was arrested and placed in custody pending investigations.