The country's murder count continues to climb. this after a 28-year-old Cocorite man was shot and killed by men dressed as Police Officers.
Police say around three this morning Curtis Franklyn, of Ratchet Hill, Waterhole, was asleep at his home when two men dressed in camouflage gear claiming to be Police Officers entered his home. Franklyn tried to escape through a rear door but was shot several times. Officers from the St James Police Station responded and found Franklyn lying on the ground outside. He was taken to hospital where he died.
A 28-year old man killed in Cocorite had been identified as Kzyz James.
He was killed following a drive-by shooting at Water Hole near his fruit stall.
Residents said that around 11 am a White AD wagon was seen in the area.
Occupants in the car opened fire upon James.
He was attempted to flee the gunfire, but was eventually felled by the bullets.
He died on the scene.
His relatives believe he was targeted due to gang violence between Rasta City and the Muslim gangs.
James was a Muslim.
- by Peter Christopher
Police are investigating a murder in Cocorite that occurred just before noon today.
The murder took place at Lady Hochoy Circular Road, Cocorite.
The man was shot multiple times about the body, near the Cocorite Primary School.
This is a developing story and we will have more later.
Cocorite residents are now bracing themselves for an “all-out war” among the members of the community following yesterday’s attempt on the life of businessman Dwayne King.
A Cocorite man appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle.
The murder of Shaquime Williams, which occurred on Sunday 15th April 2018.
27-year-old Nester Sammy, aka “Pappy of Harding Place, Cocorite, appeared in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court, today, to answer to the charge.
The matter was adjourned to Friday 14th September 2018.
23-year-old Williams also of Harding Place, Cocorite, was found dead with bullet wounds about the body in the vicinity of the Harding Place recreation ground.
One man is dead, and another wounded after being shot at while doing repairs in Cocorite.
Around midday on Tuesday, three Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) workers were dispatched to conduct repairs on a trench in Powder Magazine, Cocorite.
One of the workers left the scene to retrieve a part needed for the repairs from another site.
While the other two men continued repairs, gunmen walked toward the hole and started shooting at them.
One of the workers, Nejie Jaja, from Bournes Road, St James was pronounced dead at the St James Health facility.
Police are investigating the murder of a man in Cocorite. The murder took place at midday on Tuesday.
The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Dominic Gregoire from Pitilal Road, Waterhole.
Gregoire, David Mathews and another man were at a construction site at Freedom Street, Cocorite, when they were attacked.
Gregoire was shot.
He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
SOURCE: www.guardian.co.tt (Jensen La Vende)
An 82-year-old Belmont man became the country's latest road fataity in an accident in Cocorite last night.
The victim has been identified as Carl Andrews.
Reports indicate that Andrews was attempting to cross the West-bound lane of the Western Main Road near the West Shore Hospital, when he was struck by a car.
He died at the scene.
This brings to four, the number of people killed in road accidents in the last three days.
A 50-year-old Cocorite man was killed this morning in a freak accident on a boat in the Gulf of Paria.
He has been identified as Ronald Christopher Hill of Freedom Street, Cocorite.
Reports indicate that around 9.50 this morning, Hill was on his boat in the Gulf when a large wave caused him to be thrown into the water.