Crime

Wrong place at the wrong time

The family of Aaron 'Max' Broomes—one of the two men shot dead in Port-of-Spain on Wednesday—is today saying he was not involved in any criminal activities.

The 29-year-old father of two was shot dead with Kayode ‘Toes’ Donawa by gunmen just after 2 pm at Queen and Nelson Street. His family is questioning the gunmen's gain.

"They just causing people pain, that's all they doing," one relative said.

"They getting on like they don't have a family to," she continued.

Kidnapping suspect dies at hospital

One of the suspects involved in the kidnapping of two medical doctors yesterday has died at the San Fernando General Hospital, while another remains warded under police guard.

19-year-old Akeem Marine of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, succumbed to his injuries around 7:00 am today.

Another triple murder in Arima

There are reports of another a triple murder in Arima…

According to reports, four persons were shot, with three of them succumbing to their injuries. 

The fourth shooting victim remains warded at hospital.

 

The victims have been identified by their aliases only, thus far—Dimitry, Nyron and Jordan.

Reports are that the shooting incident occurred in the early hours of this morning at Demerara Road in Arima.

CNC3 NEWS understands that the assailants, allegedly dressed as police officers, walked into the area at 1 am, and gunfire erupted.

Three shot in POS, police hunt for two shooters

Three persons were shot and wounded by gunmen in downtown Port-of Spain this afternoon.

The search is on for the two shooters who may have been wounded in a subsequent exchange of gunfire with the police.

According to police reports, the incident unfolded around 2:25 pm today when gunmen in a car randomly opened fire on persons who were walking along Queen Street, Port-of-Spain.

The car with the gunmen then drove off.

A report was made to the police who responded and found three persons suffering from gunshot injuries.

Man dies in hospital 9 days after being shot

A man, who was shot 12 times, near his home in Mal­abar over a week ago died on Tues­day at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex in Mount Hope.

An au­top­sy con­duct­ed on the body of Kevin Parkin­son, 28, on Wednes­day at the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre re­vealed that he died from in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal haem­or­rhage con­sis­tent with gun­shot wounds.

Thirty-three-year-old man sentenced to hang

Thirty-three-year-old Travis Polo has been sentenced to hang for the murder of 21-year-old Jamal Bernard which occurred in April 2008.

Polo was found guilty of the murder of Bernard by a 12-member jury in the Port of Spain High Court on January 14th.

Justice Devendra Rampersad imposed the death sentence. Bernard, of Olton Road, Gonzales, was shot and killed close to his home on April 20th 2008.

Polo was subsequently charged in connection with the murder.

Police urge Tobago businesses to “be vigilant”

Tobago police say they are intensifying efforts to discourage criminal activity in Tobago.

They are urging small business owners to be extra vigilant after a spate of armed robberies in various communities across the island this month.

The latest incident occurred yesterday at Plymouth, when two men held up Island Shopperz Supermarket at gunpoint.

According to police reports, the men entered the supermarket at around 3:30 pm and demanded that the proprietor, Shawn Warner, empty the cash register. They then escaped on foot with approximately $2,000.

Two teenagers detained for possession of a firearm and ammo

Two teenagers were arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in St. Augustine yesterday.

According to police reports, Sgt. Ian Liverpool, Cpl (Ag) Diamond and a party of officers from the Northern Division’s Crime Scene Unit and Canine Unit, acting on information, proceeded to St. John’s Road, St. Augustine, where they observed two young males standing near a parlour.

Upon seeing the officers, the suspects ran off.

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