A Scarborough labourer has become Tobago ninth murder victim for 2018.
The victim was identified as Anderson “Falco” Jugoon, 34, of Gardenside Street, Scarborough.
According to police reports, Jugoon was killed shortly after 10 pm on Wednesday.
Guardian Media understands that the victim's father Nazim Jugoon, a 63-year-old retiree of the same address, was in his bedroom his son knocked on the door and asked him to open it.
It is alleged that when the elder Jugoon opened the door he saw his son and two masked men, dressed in dark clothing and armed with guns, standing in front of him.
One of the men dealt Anderson a blow to the back of his head with his gun and pushed him into the room and demanded that he hand over his gold jewelry. One of the men then ransacked the house, while the other went outside with Anderson.
When both men left inside the house, Nazim immediately closed his room door and escaped through another area.
Before he left, however, he had heard several loud explosions and a short while later a vehicle sped off along the Claude Noel Highway.
The Scarborough Police Station was contacted. When officers arrived on the scene a trail of blood led them Anderson's lifeless body in his neighbour’s yard. He had been shot several times about the body and was already dead.
District Medical Officer Dr Clinker visited the scene, pronounced him dead and ordered the body removed to the Scarborough Hospital mortuary. A post-mortem is scheduled to be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
The Tobago Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations.
Reporter: Casandra Thompson-Forde