DEVON HERNANDEZ, also known as DEVON FERNANDEZ. (Image courtesy TTPS)

A 19-year-old man is scheduled to appear at the Arima Magistrates’ Court on Monday 6th December 2021, after being charged with the November 26th murder of Anthony Fuentes.

DEVON HERNANDEZ (also called DEVON FERNANDEZ) of La Retreat Road, Arima, was charged on Friday 3rd December 2021, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Roger Gaspard SC.

Official police reports state the accused was charged with murder; possession of a firearm; possession of ammunition; possession of firearm to endanger life; and possession of ammunition to endanger life.

HERNANDEZ was arrested in connection with the death of Fuentes, 20, a self-employed scavenger of Arima, which occurred on November 26th at River Valley Road, La Retreat Road, Arima.

According to a police report, around 9:20 pm on November 26th, a man was at his home with a few others when he allegedly observed six men approaching his home, all of whom were armed with firearms. He raised an alarm and he and another person ran from the house.

The house allegedly was surrounded by the men; a few moments later gunfire was heard. The men then left the scene of the incident making their escape. The two persons then returned to their home and discovered the body of a man on a couch in the living room area with multiple gunshot wounds about his body. A check also revealed that $2,600 belonging to the deceased also was missing from the house.

HERNANDEZ was arrested on Saturday 27th November 2021 by officers of the Northern Division Task Force.

The investigation was supervised by ASP Douglas, Insps Hosein, Mungroo and W/Insp (Ag.) Sylvester of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region II.

Investigations into the other suspects continue.