PH taxi driver murdered in Tobago – Murder victim #8

Tobago Homicide Officers are probing the circumstances surrounding the island's eighth murder for 2019.

Dead is 40-year-old Dean O'Neil, a PH Taxi Driver of Delaford, Tobago.

According to police reports, shortly after 1am on Thursday, O'Neil was driving his red Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle, and had turned onto a trace off Canaan Feeder Road, when he was shot by a line gunman.

Neighbours say they heard several shots and on checking, he was found slumped behind the steering wheel.

Guardian Media understands that CCTV footage allegedly showed a white vehicle pulling alongside him. A man exited with a firearm, fired several shots and then returned to his vehicle and sped off.

O'Neil received several shots about the body. He died at the scene.

District Medical Officer Dr. Chima visited the scene and ordered the body removed to the Scarborough Hospital Mortuary.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Police say they are working on several theories and motives for the killing.

Tobago Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations.

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Story by CASANDRA THOMPSON-FORBES

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