Sniper kills Laventille man Sun 24 May 2015 - A father of a two-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday outside his home at Building 8, Marcano Quarry, Beverly Hills, Laventille.
Around 5:25 PM, a sniper opened fire from a nearby hill, hitting 35-year-old Emmanuel "Iron" Pauline while he was washing his girlfriend's car. Children at play and residents of the complex scampered to safety as multiple gunshots rang out that afternoon from the hills above.
When the shooting was finally over, 33-year-old Sunshine Sobers ran to the aid of her boyfriend Pauline, who was wounded and lying on the ground in a pool of blood. (more)
Father ambushed while with son Sat 23 May 2015 - Saturday afternoon around 1:30 PM, a lone gunman shot to death 39-year-old Kameel "Chinee" Ali outside his William Street, Aranguez, San Juan home.
Ali, a private hire (PH) taxi driver, was sitting in his car next to his 11-year-old son at the time of his murder.
A lone gunman approached the car and opened fire striking the victim multiple times in the head and killing him instantly. Ali's son was sitting in the passenger seat next to his father at the time of the shooting. (more)
Murder #153: Female, 26 years old, stabbed to death.
Mother murdered Sat 23 May 2015 - A mother of one was brutally murdered in Princes Town Saturday morning.
Dead is 26-year-old Ashanti "Nicky" Debidin of Garth Road, Princes Town. The victim was found stabbed to death by her 4-year-old son, Ashmeed Siewnarine, around 11:30 AM. The little boy alert his grandmother, who lived upstairs, and the grandmother immediately called police.
Police investigators arrived to find Debidin in the kitchen of her home sitting in an upright position leaning dead against a wall. She was stabbed in the head and both of her wrists were cut.
The victim's husband, Imray "Fats" Siewnarine, was at work in Chaguanas at the time of his wife's murder and the grandmother heard and saw nothing during the incident.
The distraught husband told reporters his wife was born in Demerara, Guyana and immigrated to T&T in 2005. (more)
Murder #152: Male, 55 years old, shot to death. Murder #151: Male, 32 years old, shot to death.
And yet another double murder Sat 23 May 2015 - Early Saturday morning two men from the Princes Town area were gunned down at a Cipero Road, St John's watering hole.
Around 2:00 AM, a group of men were liming outside the the D'Alco Hole Restaurant and Bar on Cottage Road in St John's Village when a car pulled up. A man exited the car with a rifle and open fire hitting seven men, two of them fatally. The killer then climbed back into the car and they sped away.
32-year-old Rishi Chatoor of Jordan Hill, Princes Town was killed along with his friend, 55-year-old Ishmael Mohammed of Cipero Road, Bronte. Both men died from multiple gunshot wounds about the body. Five other men were wounded in the incident and taken to hospital.
When police arrived they found numerous bullet casings littering the ground. (more)
Murder #150: Male, age unknown, cause of death unknown.
A plastic bag over his head Fri 22 May 2015 - Gunshots were heard around 1:00 AM Friday by residents of Patna Village, Diego Martin.
Soon after, a group of men were seen carrying what appeared to be a body. One of the men was also seen holding a shovel.
Police were called and arrived with dogs to investigate. They found a blood trail that led to nowhere. A body was never found, so the investigation was halted.
Sunday afternoon, police received a second call reporting a foul smell off North Post Road on Zion Hill. Police arrived to find the badly decomposed body of a man lying in the bushes with a plastic bag over his head.
The corpse was taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James for an autopsy to be performed next week. (more)
Ambushed in Enterprise Thu 21 May 2015 - Two friends liming at an abandoned house on Crown Trace in Enterprise, Chaguanas, were ambushed by gunmen on Thursday night.
Around 11:00 PM, 29-year-old Arnaldo Chadband and 24-year-old Rickie Tambie were approached by two men dressed in dark clothing. The men pulled out guns and started shooting. The gunmen then fled the crime scene on foot.
Both Chadband and Tambie were shot multiple times during the ambush. Chadband died from his wounds and Tambie was critically wounded.
Police were called and Tambie was transported to the hospital, while Chadband was declared dead at the crime scene. His body was later transported to the morgue for an autopsy.
Chadband had been released from prison last year after serving time for a drug-related offense. (more)