The mother of a woman who was shot dead by police in Santa Cruz believes her daughter’s death may be linked to a car which she bought four days before the incident.
Kerri Serries, 29, and the other victim, Rochyon King Ashterman, 19, were killed by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) while at La Canoa Road in Santa Cruz at about 9.25 pm. They were both in Serries’ white Honda City. A patron of a bar was also injured and remains warded at hospital.
Hours after the fatal police shootings of Rochyon King Ashterman and his girlfriend Kristian Kerri Serries in Santa Cruz, the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) launched a probe into the matter.
The confirmation came on Monday from PCA’s director David West in a telephone interview.
A 64-year-old woman and her granddaughter, 20, were arrested after police officers found an assault rifle at her home in Santa Cruz.
According to a police report, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force received information that a house in Sun Valley Extension, Lower Santa Cruz was being used to store weapons.
The officers went at about 6 pm on Sunday where they executed a search and found an AK47 assault rifle with two magazines and 68 rounds of ammunition.
The pensioner and her granddaughter were subsequently detained for questioning.
he young couple, who was killed by police in a shooting in Santa Cruz, on Friday night, was using a borrowed vehicle.
Speaking with Guardian Media yesterday, a source close to the family claimed that 19-year-old Rochyon King Ashterman and his girlfriend Kristan Kerri Serries were liming in Santa Cruz when they borrowed a friend’s car to get something to eat.
Due to recent attacks on their drivers by criminal elements, TT RideShare has temporarily stopped servicing certain crime hot spot areas in East Port of Spain.
Giving notice of this change on its Facebook page, the ride-sharing company stated that this has become necessary to ensure the safety of its drivers and riders.
The two children found in the home of three corpses on Thursday were blood-soaked and starving, according to their grandfather Dipraj Ragoonanan.
Ragoonanan's comment contradicted that of the police first responders who claimed the children appeared to be well-fed and clean when they were rescued.
Police are trying to determine the motive for the killing of 34-year-old Ronnie Wickham of Second Caledonia, Morvant, last night.
Reports are that at about 9:30 pm, residents of Almond Drive, Morvant heard several explosions.
Upon investigating, they found Ronnie Wickham bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds along the roadway.
The police and paramedics were notified, however, Wickham succumbed to his injuries.
Investigations are ongoing.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has responded to the concerns of Las Cuevas residents, saying the community has been flooded with criminal activity for years and that he was surprised by their reaction because the police were doing their job.
Griffith said today's exercise was necessary to cleanse the area and added that if anyone was inconvenienced, it was unfortunate.
He said this and similar exercises in the future should be expected.
Griffith has asked citizens to expose criminals in their community rather than be upset when the police do what is required.
Police are investigating a murder in Arima Thursday.
Police say that around 4 pm, relatives of Mofeed Baksh went to his home at Llanos Street in search of him and found him lying motionless with the throat slit.
Their investigations are ongoing.
- by Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant
Police have rescued a baby and a toddler from the gruesome scene of a triple murder which took place at a house in Penal.
Dead are Wazir Mohammed, 58, his wife Shellyann Mohammed, 57, and his brother Nazim Mohammed, 50 of 313 Clarke Road, Penal.
The children, aged eight months and four years, were found in the house.
Investigators said around 3 pm, a 25-year-old relative went to the house to check on them.
He told police he had to jump the fence.
He found the kids in the house.