26-year-old T&T national shot dead in Canada

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 00:00

A 26-year-old T&T national has been shot dead in Canada, leaving behind his wife and 18-month old child.

Police say David Eminess and his 29-year-old friend Quinn Taylor had gone to Chinatown on Sunday to watch a game and get a drink. 

Police say there was a crowd of people and a fight broke out. Both Eminess and Taylor got caught in the crossfire and were killed.

Eminess left behind a wife, daughter and a "bright future" as an electrician.
His wife Isabelle Promesse says they had a happy marriage.

She says she has been struggling to explain the tragic loss to her 18-month-old daughter Kiyara. 

"The first night she barely slept, you know, she pointed at the door, then she kept saying daddy, daddy" said Promesse. "There's nothing I can say to her."

Eminess was just two hours of class away from completing a post-secondary preparations course and then he was set to start an electricians program at George Brown college.

Organizers at Parkdale's Project Read remember Eminess as a dedicated and supportive student. 

Eminess came to Canada six years ago from Trinidad and worked odd jobs, while going to school. He was also working to get Canadian citizenship.

SOURCE: http://www.cbc.ca/

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