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The suspect was arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Arima District, yesterday

The murder of a 17-year-old boy from Enterprise on Tuesday afternoon brought the country’s murder count to 28.

According to a police report, at about 1.10 pm yesterday Daniel Dember was conducting sales at a parlour at # 30 Tobago Road Extension when a man entered.

Reports said the man was approximately six feet tall and dressed in dark coloured clothing armed with a rifle entered when he shot the teenager several times about the body.

The gunman then escaped in a waiting Nissan B15.

Daniel’s body was viewed by the District Medical Officer and removed to the Forensic Science Centre where an autopsy is scheduled for today.

For the same period last year, the murder count stood at 30.

Three other teenagers were shot and killed for the year thus far.