33-year-old man shot dead in Princes Town bar

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 00:00

A 33-year-old New Grant welder who stopped at a bar for a drink with friends was fatally shot during a robbery yesterday afternoon. Sunil Jaisarie was shot in the right eye by a gunman during the robbery at the Rainbow Recreation Club at Garth Road, Princes Town.

Last year during another robbery at the same bar in March, the owner shot and killed one of three gunmen. The other two escaped.

Gunman orders patrons to stand against wall

Yesterday’s robbery took place around 1.35 pm. Police said Jaisarie and six other patrons were in the bar when a man ran in and announced a hold up. The gunman ordered the patrons to put their valuables, including cash, cellphones and jewelry, on the tables. He then picked up the valuables and ordered the patrons to stand against a wall.

As the gunman ran out of the bar, he turned around at the front door and fired a shot. Jaisarie slumped to the ground and died at the scene. His body remained there until it was examined by a district medical officer who ordered its removal to the mortuary at San Fernando General Hospital.

Yesterday Jaisarie’s father, four sisters and other relatives were among scores of people who gathered outside the bar as word spread about the murder. Ramdeo Jaisarie said his only, who son lived at Torib Tabaquite Trace, was not married and had no children. 

Planned to propose to girlfriend

“You cannot lime nowhere again. He stop to have a drink and that is it. Madness,” he said. Abby-Ann Jaisarie said her brother had stopped at the bar for a drink with friends “not knowing that it would be the end of his life.” She said Jaisarie had planned to propose to his girlfriend. 

Officers from San Fernando and Princes Town CID, including ASP Samaroo, Insp Ramdeo, Sgt Julien, Sgt Ramoutar, Cpl Roopnarine, PC Chinapoo and other officers, visited the scene. Investigations are continuing.

An autopsy is expected to be performed at the Forensic Sciences Centre, Port-of-Spain, today. 

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Source: http://www.guardian.co.tt (Sascha Wilson)