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A man who broke a red-light and was chased by police officers actually enlisted their help as they accompanied him to the location where his was father was shot by gunmen.

The victim was identified as Russel Callender alias Mikey, 49 of Almond Court, Morvant.

According to a police report, around 11:30 Wednesday evening police officers observed a white Nissan Tiida break the traffic lights at Morvant Junction.

The officers gave chase and the vehicle came to a stop at Almond Court, Morvant.

The driver, Kareem Callender exited the vehicle and told the officers that his father had just been shot. He led the officers to Building No. 5 Apartment 4-1, where they observed the elder Callender lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police officers took him to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Crime Scene personnel processed the scene and retrieved one 9mm spent shell casing with the markings “Luger”.

Enquiries revealed the elder Callender was home with his aged mother around 11 pm when one gunshot was heard.

The woman made checks and found him slumped close to his bed.

Police are yet to determine a motive for the killing.

PC James is investigating.