Two more murders

This country's murder toll continues to rise as two more murders were recorded overnight, in two separate incidents.  

In the first incident around 7 pm on Wednesday, a man was shot and killed in Trou Macaque, Laventille in the vicinity of the basketball court.

He was identified only by his Alias Bruce.

And in another shooting incident, this time in east Trinidad Adrian Dennis was shot and killed at Reid lane D'abadie.

The country's murder toll is nearing 300 in just 192 days.

Murder in Malabar

A man has been shot and killed in Malabar.

Reports indicate that around 8pm on Monday, residents of Joseph Avenue reported hearing several loud explosions.

The police were contacted and upon arrival discovered the body of a man lying in a pool of blood outside his home.

He was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Gary Constantine.

A motive for the murder is yet to be established.


Murder in Arouca

A man has been shot and killed in Arouca.

Reports indicate that shortly after 10 pm Sunday, residents of Jitman Drive heard several loud explosions.

Police were contacted and upon arrival proceeded to a house in the area where they discovered Randy Jagessar lying in a pool of blood.

His body bore gunshot wounds.

He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigations are ongoing.


Taxi driver shot dead in Aranguez

Police are currently on location in Aranguez where a man was shot dead along Ali Drive, around 4.45 pm Thursday.

The victim is said to be a taxi driver who was killed during a robbery.

He has been identified as 55-year-old Boodoolal Balgobin.

Investigations are continuing.

Petit Valley man and teenaged boy charged with murder

A Petit Valley man and a teenaged boy have appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with the murder of Keon Earl Sylvester, which occurred on Tuesday 22nd May, 2018.

Algernon Gordon, 32, a landscaper, of Simeon Road, Petit Valley and a 16-year-old, were also charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, when they appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earl-Caddle, in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 3rd July, 2018.

The matter was postponed to Tuesday 17th July, 2018.  

Malick man gunned down

Police are investigating what they described as another gang-related murder that took place just after midnight yesterday in Morvant.

According to a police report, Tarique Finley, 20, of Councilman Circular, Sixth Avenue, Malick, Barataria, was at Vegas in Morvant when he was approached by a gunman and shot dead.

Police said Finley, who was also called Rico and Monster, was well known to them as he was a member of the Rasta City gang.

Finley’s killing has taken the murder toll to 283 so far for the year.