Taxi driver shot dead in robbery

A 47-year-old taxi dri­ver was killed dur­ing an ap­par­ent rob­bery ear­ly this morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Ken­neth Par­ris, of Lyn­don Street, Curepe, was last seen alive around 2 am when he left Port-of-Spain to trans­port pas­sen­gers to San Juan.

Short­ly af­ter de­part­ing, Par­ris crashed his car at the round­about at the Mar­itime Fly­over.

Emer­gency Health Ser­vices (EHS) per­son­nel, who re­spond­ed to the scene, dis­cov­ered that Par­ris had been shot four times.

He was tak­en to the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal where he re­mained ward­ed in the In­ten­sive Care Unit (ICU) un­til he suc­cumbed to his in­juries around 9.30 am.

Par­ris' body was then trans­ferred to the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James where a post-mortem was per­formed.

Po­lice be­lieve Par­ris may have been killed af­ter he chal­lenged his at­tack­ers, who posed as pas­sen­gers. They al­so sus­pect that his at­tack­ers fled the scene af­ter the crash.

Par­ris' ve­hi­cle is ex­pect­ed to be dust­ed for fin­ger­prints and searched for oth­er foren­sic ev­i­dence which may as­sist po­lice in de­ter­min­ing the iden­ti­ties of his at­tack­ers.

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