Crime

Sealots murder - four killed between 10 pm and midday

A murder in Sealots this morning is among several killings being investigated by police today.

Reports are that one man has been shot and killed on Pioneer Drive late Tuesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Nigel Francisco.

This is a developing story and we will have more to come.

Earlier today a 56-year-old man was shot and killed in Laventille.

According to reports, shortly before 5 am Tuesday, residents of Block 8 heard several loud explosions.

Another shooting in downtown Port-of-Spain

Police are also investigating another shooting in downtown Port-of-Spain that has left a man fighting for his life at hospital.

Reports indicate that a PH driver was shot while at the corner of Nelson Street and Independence Square.

The victim, identified as Christian Guy, from Eastern Quarry, received seven shots while at the John John taxi stand.

He was rushed to hospital where he was up to a short while ago, undergoing emergency treatment. 

Two held in connection with drive-by shooting

A pistol was seized and two suspects arrested, after the vehicle in which they were travelling was intercepted by officers in the Port of Spain Division.

Police say the vehicle was identified as being involved in a drive-by shooting incident yesterday morning.

Officers of the Port of Spain Task Force, under the supervision of Insp. Randall McGuirk, intercepted a white Nissan AD motor vehicle with two male occupants, around 7 am on Sunday in the Sea Lots district.

Fyzabad man charged with murder

A Fyzabad man is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with the murder of Neathasingh Ramsingh which occurred on Monday 4th February, 2019.

Bickram Balkissoon, 51, of Lumtack Hill, was charged with murder, following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Angelica Teelucksingh on Saturday.

Ramsingh, 51, a straightener, of South Oropouche, was at St. John Village, Avocat, on Monday 4th February, 2019, when he got into an altercation with a man.

Murder in Fyzabad

A man has been shot and killed in Fyzabad.

According to police reports Kendell Cooper also known as "Biggy Boy" was accosted by a gunman at Easy Street last evening.

An altercation ensued and Cooper was subsequently shot during the fracas.

Reports also suggest another person was injured during the incident.

Officers of the Fyzabad Police Station are continuing investigations

 

Murder in Cocorite

The country's murder count continues to climb. this after a 28-year-old Cocorite man was shot and killed by men dressed as Police Officers.
Police say around three this morning Curtis Franklyn, of Ratchet Hill, Waterhole, was asleep at his home when two men dressed in camouflage gear claiming to be Police Officers entered his home. Franklyn tried to escape through a rear door but was shot several times. Officers from the St James Police Station responded and found Franklyn lying on the ground outside. He was taken to hospital where he died.

 

Woman, 18, slain outside Macoya home

An 18-year-old woman was killed out­side her home in Ma­coya on Thurs­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about 10.30 pm Mari­ah Nep­tune was stand­ing in the yard of her home at Ma­coya Set­tle­ment when two men walked up. Po­lice said they both opened fire and Nep­tune was shot sev­er­al times in the chest.

Nep­tune was tak­en to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex where she died while un­der­go­ing treat­ment.

Po­lice are yet to de­ter­mine a mo­tive for her mur­der that has been record­ed as the 59th for the year.

Cops seize $5m from sex ring raids Leader linked to Asian mafia

An Asian mafia con­nec­tion is fu­elling the mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar world of sex slaves in Trinidad and To­ba­go, in­tel­li­gence sources close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion have re­vealed to Guardian Me­dia.

These star­tling de­tails be­gan to emerge as po­lice gath­ered more in­for­ma­tion af­ter crack­ing what they be­lieve was a ma­jor sex and drug ring op­er­at­ing in West­ern Trinidad on Wednes­day.

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