Two men shot dead in Lopinot and Arima

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:45

Police are probing two murders in East Trinidad, one in Lopinot and the other in Arima.

Around 11:50 pm 25-year-old Lleron Alexander was at his business place, LA Mini Mart, at East Main Road, Lopinot when a man approached him and a struggle ensued.

Two loud explosions were heard and persons around intervened and subdued the suspect.

Officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) arrived and conveyed both to the Arima Hospital.

Alexander succumbed around 1 am.

The 24-year-old suspect is still at hospital.

Police recovered one .38 revolver, four live rounds and two spent shells.

And around 4:45 am today, residents of Sherwood Park, Arima reported hearing shots

When the sun rose, villagers found the body of a man lying in a drain. 

The victim's identity was not immediately available.