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.
A fourth man held in connection with the 2017 death of businessman Saisnarine Ningwah, is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with murder.
Omar Cummings, aka “Gully Bob”, 24, of Belmont Road, Port of Spain, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC on Tuesday.
Two men have been charged with the murder of Keidon Williams, which occurred in the Maracas district on Sunday 14th April, 2019.
Ako Degale, 38, Race Course Road, Carapo, and Paul Gosine, 19, Pinewood Drive, Carapo, were also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, shooting with intent against two police officers and wounding with intent against three other men, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.
They are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today to answer to the charges.
Police have released figures to show that the murder rate in 2019, is the lowest for corresponding periods in the last four years.
11 people were killed over the weekend.
However, the Police Service posted a graph on it's Facebook page, with the caption "Murder toll for first quarter for years 2016 to 2019".
The graph shows the murder tolls from 2016 to 2019, with 2019 being the lowest and 2018, the highest.
The toll for 2019, according to the graph, is 116.
A murder in Laventille last night has brought to 11, the number of people murdered over the Easter weekend.
26-year-old Daniel Thomas of Eastern Quarry, Laventille, was shot dead around 10.30 last night in Laventille.
Thomas was found bleeding from multiple injuries about his body after residents heard loud explosions.
Police officers who responded, rushed the man to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he later died.
Police have no motive for this killing.
Despite a police-enforced Red Alert and a mandate for increased police visibility, there were ten murders over the long Easter weekend.
According to media tabulation, the murder toll jumped to 160 after eight people were shot in separate incidents over the past four days.
Five of the victims were shot in one night in four separate incidents between Easter Sunday and Monday.
According to police reports, the incidents occurred in Tunapuna, Santa Cruz, La Horquetta and Laventille.
A Marabella man who deliberately scorched the hand of his three-year-old son and beat him with a ruler for not writing the letter B has been charged by police.
The 33-year-old man was charged by WPC Nicole St John of the Child Protection Unit.
He was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with assaulting a three-year-old child in a manner to cause physical and emotional suffering.
The charges were laid under the Children’s Act.
The court heard that in December 2018 on a date unknown, he placed the child’s hand over an open flame.
A cocaine shipment with an estimated street value close to TT$40 million, which was destined for Trinidad and Tobago, was intercepted by members of the Cuerpo de Investigaciones Cientificas Penales Y Criminalistics (CICPC) in Venezuela yesterday. The drugs were hidden in secret compartments of luxurious cars which were travelling in a caravan at the time.
CICPIC is Venezuela’s largest police agency responsible for criminal investigations and forensic services.
In an intelligence-led operation, police officers have arrested a businessman who allegedly kidnapped his business partner and demanded a US$6 million ransom.
The victim has been identified as a Jamaican national living in Palmiste, San Fernando.
The businessman suspect is currently in police custody at the San Fernando Anti-Kidnapping Unit.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the Jamaican businessman was snatched by men dressed in police uniforms.