Murder on School Street

Police are investigating a murder in Petit Valley on Thursday.

According to a police report, around 10 am residents of School Street heard loud explosions and later saw the body of a man lying on the roadway.

He was shot to the head and chest. He died on the scene.

Officers of the Homicide Bureau and the Western Division are currently on the scene.

Police have a possible name of the victim but are yet to confirm the identity with relatives. 

A motive is yet to be determined.

Former 'Sandman' acquaintance held

One of the main suspects, who was held in connection with this morning's quadruple murder in Las Cuevas where reputed drug and gun smuggler, Vaughn 'Sandman' Mieres, his wife, Alika "Letty" Dehere and two others were killed has been identified as one of Mieres' key acquaintance.

The suspect, police said was shot and wounded by police during a chase. He is currently at a medical institution under heavy police guard.

Teen charged with murder

A teenager has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Lester Sookhai, which occurred in December 2018. 

The 16-year-old boy, of no fixed place of abode, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He appeared before Master Vijay Paul to answer the charges.

Sookhai, a shopkeeper of Maingot Road, Tunapuna, was at his business place along with a relative around 10 am on Tuesday 11th December 2018, when the suspect entered and shot him. 

The suspect escaped on foot.

Mentally-ill man murdered in Erin

Police are investigating the murder of a mentally-ill Erin man who was stabbed to death on Sunday afternoon.

Although investigators were told that a man was seen beating and stabbing Joseph Adams near Erin junction, no one was willing to give police an official statement. 

Reports are that around 4 pm on Sunday, Erin police were contacted after a passerby found Adams, 54, of St Francis Village, lying dead outside a bar near the police station.

When officers responded, they found him lying on the ground with blood oozing from his nose and chest.

Mother begs for justice for murdered sons

“Who kill my chil­dren?” wailed Gee­ta See­bran, 64, out­side the San Fer­nan­do High Court on Mon­day short­ly af­ter a Point Fortin man was found not guilty of the 2005 mur­ders of her two sons, Neil and Nigel See­bran.

The pros­e­cu­tion’s case was that four years af­ter the mur­ders Ka­reem Guade­loupe con­fessed to the po­lice the role he played in the mur­ders.

At his tri­al, he claimed the po­lice tricked him in­to sign­ing a con­fes­sion state­ment on the be­lief that he would be al­lowed to go home to his fam­i­ly.

Chase Village man murdered on way to first day of work

A 22-year-old Chase Village man has been found murdered in Carlsen Field on what was supposed to be his first day at work as a security officer.

The body of Ricardo Marcus Vincent of Bagna Trace, Chase Village was discovered lying face down around 6 am Thursday on Xeres Road, Carlsen Field.

The body bored several gunshot wounds and police found five spent .40 calibre shells on the ground.

Vincent had recently been employed with of Heller Security Limited.

Police said he left home around 5.25 am to go to work at Price Plaza, Chaguanas.

'Bean' murdered on Cockerton Street

Police are investigating the murder of a man on Cockerton Street in Port-of-Spain Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Shawn Raymond who also goes by the name 'Bean' of Nelson Street.

He was shot at approximately 10.45 am this morning.

Police officers who responded rushed Raymond to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he died.

Cockerton Street is a short street that separates George and Nelson streets.

Police were not immediately clear on the motive for the killing.