A 47-year-old taxi driver was killed during an apparent robbery early this morning.
According to reports, Kenneth Parris, of Lyndon Street, Curepe, was last seen alive around 2 am when he left Port-of-Spain to transport passengers to San Juan.
Shortly after departing, Parris crashed his car at the roundabout at the Maritime Flyover.
Emergency Health Services (EHS) personnel, who responded to the scene, discovered that Parris had been shot four times.
A fourth man held in connection with the 2017 death of businessman Saisnarine Ningwah, is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with murder.
Omar Cummings, aka “Gully Bob”, 24, of Belmont Road, Port of Spain, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC on Tuesday.
Two men have been charged with the murder of Keidon Williams, which occurred in the Maracas district on Sunday 14th April, 2019.
Ako Degale, 38, Race Course Road, Carapo, and Paul Gosine, 19, Pinewood Drive, Carapo, were also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, shooting with intent against two police officers and wounding with intent against three other men, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.
They are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today to answer to the charges.
Police have released figures to show that the murder rate in 2019, is the lowest for corresponding periods in the last four years.
11 people were killed over the weekend.
However, the Police Service posted a graph on it's Facebook page, with the caption "Murder toll for first quarter for years 2016 to 2019".
The graph shows the murder tolls from 2016 to 2019, with 2019 being the lowest and 2018, the highest.
The toll for 2019, according to the graph, is 116.
A murder in Laventille last night has brought to 11, the number of people murdered over the Easter weekend.
26-year-old Daniel Thomas of Eastern Quarry, Laventille, was shot dead around 10.30 last night in Laventille.
Thomas was found bleeding from multiple injuries about his body after residents heard loud explosions.
Police officers who responded, rushed the man to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he later died.
Police have no motive for this killing.
Despite a police-enforced Red Alert and a mandate for increased police visibility, there were ten murders over the long Easter weekend.
According to media tabulation, the murder toll jumped to 160 after eight people were shot in separate incidents over the past four days.
Five of the victims were shot in one night in four separate incidents between Easter Sunday and Monday.
According to police reports, the incidents occurred in Tunapuna, Santa Cruz, La Horquetta and Laventille.
A Penal man is expected to appear before the Siparia Magistrates’ Court after being charged with the murder of Alisha Ramnath, which occurred on Sunday 31st March, 2019.
Keshan Bhagnathsingh, 41, was charged with murder by Cpl. Deo of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 3 on Sunday, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore Paul.
The victim, a 39-year-old woman of Clarke Road, Penal, was discovered dead at her home by relatives, on the said date.
A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of Daniel Villafana and is scheduled to appear before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court, today.
Richard James aka ‘Richard Cummings’, of Diego Martin, was charged with murder on Friday, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore Paul.
On Monday 18th March, 2019, at 11:30 pm, 22-year-old Villafana, was leaving his workplace along Gaston Street, Chaguanas, when he was approached by a gunman who shot at him.
Police are probing a murder which occurred this morning in Petit Valley.
The incident occurred shortly after 10 am at Ravine Road, when an armed man opened fire on a group of people.
Reports suggest the person killed is a male CEPEP employee.
We'll have further updates when more information comes to hand.
Photo by Abraham Diaz.
Police are investigating a murder in Morvant Thursday evening.
Reports indicate that around 5 pm, 57-year-old Curtis Valentine Serrette, also known as Papa, of Paradise Heights, Morvant, was at Club Exclusive along Lady Young Avenue, Morvant, when an armed man entered the premises.
The gunman attempted to force a female patron into a room at gunpoint when Serrette intervened and was shot multiple times by the assailant who then fled the scene.
Serrete was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex but he succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.