Murder

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.

Fourth man charged with 2017 murder

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 charged with Maracas Bay murder

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: First-quarter murder toll lowest in four years

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.

 

 

Murder last night takes weekend toll to 11

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.

Ten murdered during Easter holidays

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.

Penal man charged with girlfriend's murder

A Penal man is expected to appear before the Siparia Magistrates’ Court after being charged with the murder of Alisha Ramnath, which occurred on Sunday 31st March, 2019.

Keshan Bhagnathsingh, 41, was charged with murder by Cpl. Deo of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 3 on Sunday, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore Paul.

The victim, a 39-year-old woman of Clarke Road, Penal, was discovered dead at her home by relatives, on the said date.

Diego Martin man charged with murder

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of Daniel Villafana and is scheduled to appear before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court, today.

Richard James aka ‘Richard Cummings’, of Diego Martin, was charged with murder on Friday, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore Paul.

On Monday 18th March, 2019, at 11:30 pm, 22-year-old Villafana, was leaving his workplace along Gaston Street, Chaguanas, when he was approached by a gunman who shot at him.

CEPEP worker shot dead in Petit Valley

Police are probing a murder which occurred this morning in Petit Valley.

The incident occurred shortly after 10 am at Ravine Road, when an armed man opened fire on a group of people.

Reports suggest the person killed is a male CEPEP employee.

We'll have further updates when more information comes to hand.

Photo by Abraham Diaz.

 

Murder in Morvant

Police are investigating a murder in Morvant Thursday evening.

Reports indicate that around 5 pm, 57-year-old Curtis Valentine Serrette, also known as Papa, of Paradise Heights, Morvant, was at Club Exclusive along Lady Young Avenue, Morvant, when an armed man entered the premises.

The gunman attempted to force a female patron into a room at gunpoint when Serrette intervened and was shot multiple times by the assailant who then fled the scene.

Serrete was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex but he succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.

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