Man held for St James food vendor murder

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:15

A man has been detained in connection to a shooting incident which claimed the life of food vendor in St James.

According to police reports, around 8 last evening a gunman walked up to the owner of the Grill King burger cart along the Western Main Road in St James and opened fire on him, at point blank range.

The victim has since been identified as Neil Dwarika of Bournes Road, St James.

Shortly after the shooting several WhatsApp chat groups began circulating images of the man slumped to the drain just metres away from his cart, as stunned workers looked on, while the gunman fled on foot.

The gunman, whom they say was dressed in Muslim wear, was later held by police officers from the St James Police Station, who responded within minutes of the shooting.



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