Penal man killed in shooting incident


A 39-year-old labourer was shot and killed in Penal last night.

He has been identified as Joel De Coteau, of Beckles Street, Penal.

A police report stated that around 8:15 pm on Sunday April 18th, De Coteau left his home to throw out the garbage. A few seconds later, his wife heard several loud explosions.

She ran out of the house and found De Coteau lying face down in a track near a drain. He had gunshot wounds to his back.

Penal police and Homicide detectives are investigating.