Police silent on murder of former colleague
Stabroek News
December 12, 2003

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The police are saying nothing about the hit on an ex-cop in Bel Air on Wednesday night.

A lone gunman using an M-70 rifle killed Roxanne Burnham Gardens resident, Axel Williams who was at the time reversing a white Toyota minivan belonging to Ashton and Debra (A&D) Funeral Parlour along Ireng Street.

Stabroek News was unable to get any comment from Williams' relatives.

Meanwhile, his body, which was taken to the Georgetown Hospital morgue right after the hit, was yesterday transferred to the Lyken Funeral Parlour. A post-mortem report is expected on Monday.

Eyewitnesses had told this newspaper that Williams had no chance to defend himself from the gunman who pumped at least 20 bullets into him and the vehicle.

Yesterday a police source told this newspaper that Williams was implicated in the August 8 murder of 26-year-old Rodwell Ogle, who used to sell food on Mandela Avenue. Ogle had protested when Williams, a taxi driver at the time, had refused to pay him for a meal.

Williams shot the man three times and calmly drove away. He was apprehended for the offence and the matter was taken before a coroner but no inquest was held.

Williams at that time had already left the Guyana Police Force and even though he was alleged to have killed Ogle the police did not press charges.