Man succumbs to gunshot wounds

A man who was shot over 12 times while at Samaroo Village in Arima on Sunday night, later died at the Arima District Hospital while undergoing treatment.

According to a police report, at about 7.39 pm on Sunday, Joel Franco  was standing on Church Street, Samaroo Village when a lone gunman approached the him and shot him several times about the body.

Franco was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he succumbed to his injuries at about 9.45 pm.

Three men arrested during Northern Division Anti-Crime Exercises

An Anti-Crime  Exercise  conducted yesterday in  the  Northern  Division has resulted in  three  persons  being arrested, and the seizure of one round of 12-gauge cartridge, camouflage clothing  and an  army jacket and trousers.

An official statement from the TTPS explains that during the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at a house in  Hilltop Drive,  Maturita Extension,  Arima,  where the items were found and seized, and the two male occupants of the house at the time  of  the  search  were  arrested. 

Three men from Malabar killed in 12 days

Another murder was recorded in Arima on Thursday night.

According to a police report, at about 8.30 pm, 43-year-old Julien Caleb was standing at the corner of Eastern Main Road and Kingdom Avenue when a gunman walked up to him and shot him dead.

Julien Caleb was the third resident from Malabar to be killed in the last 12 days. 


Police said Caleb lived at Richard Street in Malabar and was a barber.

Another triple murder in Arima

There are reports of another a triple murder in Arima…

According to reports, four persons were shot, with three of them succumbing to their injuries. 

The fourth shooting victim remains warded at hospital.


The victims have been identified by their aliases only, thus far—Dimitry, Nyron and Jordan.

Reports are that the shooting incident occurred in the early hours of this morning at Demerara Road in Arima.

CNC3 NEWS understands that the assailants, allegedly dressed as police officers, walked into the area at 1 am, and gunfire erupted.

Three shot at Getwell, hours after 3 found dead

Three people were shot and wounded on Tuesday morning, ironically, in the same area where three people were found hacked to death on Monday morning in Arima.

The shooting occurred ten minutes after a man was arrested on a domestic violence report. It is alleged he physically assaulted a relative.

The victims have been identified as 43-year-old David Richardson alias “Scratchie”, of LP300 Getwell Avenue Extension; 22-year-old Jerlene Richardson, also of LP300 Getwell Avenue Extension; and 40-year-old Kelly Andrews, of River Street, Sangre Grande.

Three hurt in shooting in Arima

Confirmed reports of a shooting incident in the wee hours of this morning in Arima…

Details are still coming in but CNC3 NEWS understands that three persons have been shot and injured in the incident, which allegedly took place in the same area as Monday’s triple murder.

Reports are that at about 2:30 am, a man identified only by the nickname ‘Scratchy’, and two women, were all shot in Gatwell Avenue in Pinto Road, Arima

All three were rushed to hospital for treatment, however, there is no confirmation yet on the extent of their injuries.

Man injured in Arima shooting dies at hospital

A gunman opened fire on a group of young men who were liming in Arima on Monday night.

According to reports, as the group dispersed with the men running in different directions, the gunman singled out Keefa Bartholomew and chased after him shooting him eight times in the chest.

The incident occurred shortly after 10 pm at Calvary Hill.

Bartholomew was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said Bartholomew was recently seen in a video that went viral on Six Use Media, with him posing with illegal firearms.

Murder in Arima

A man was gunned down in Arima on Wednesday morning.

Guardian Media understands that at about 10 am, a man identified as Dexter "Buju" Murray was at Southerland Road, off Olton Road, when a gunman approached him and shot him dead.

Murray's last known address was given as San Juan.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing.



Missing person alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate a 19 year old man of Tumpuna Road, Arima.

Marlon Burke Junior has been missing since Sunday November 10th.

His family filed a missing persons’ report with police yesterday.

They say Marlon left home at 5:51 pm on Sunday afternoon, saying he was walking out the street. He has not been seen since. At the time, Marlon was wearing a pair of three-quarter jeans, a white vest and a pair of black Nike slippers.