Double murder in Linden: Two suspects arrested

a man and his son-in-law on Saturday.

Regional Police Commander of Division #10, Kurleigh Simon hopes that the investigation will be completed soon.
“We are hoping that we could speedily resolve the investigation and brng the perpetrators to justice,” Commander Simon said.
The police is also encouraging the community to make efforts and support the police with the investigation.
Johnson Bowen, 87, and Manuel Dos Santos, 58, a gold miner, both of Block 22, Wismar, Linden were shot dead after they tried to fend off masked gunmen, who invaded their home during the wee hours of Saturday.

Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum, confirmed that the fatal shooting occurred sometime between 04:00 hrs and 04:15 hrs. Police were on the hunt for three masked men, two of whom were armed with guns.

Reports are the dead men lived together with Dos Santos’ wife and three children.

The News Room understands that the wife told detectives that she and her husband were sleeping when she was awoken by noise coming from their living room.

Upon checking, the woman saw the three suspects tugging her elderly father while one of her sons, Valdeir Dos Santos was lying on the floor. Her 20-year-old nephew, Denzil Roberts, who resides next door, also came over to the house and choked one of the suspects who was at the time standing armed over Bowen and Valdeir.
Eventually the four men armed themselves with cutlasses and chopped the armed suspects. At this point, the suspects tried to escape but Manuel then rushed through the back door chopping one of the suspects, who discharged several rounds in his direction causing him to collapse. After the men escaped, Bowmen’s body was found lying in a crouching position in the living room.