Murder

Police fear reprisals for teen's murder

Central Division police are bracing for more bloodshed following the murder of 17-year-old Kevon Paul, who was gunned down a short distance from his Claxton Bay home on Sunday.

Witnesses said a relative was heard calling for “reinforcements” at the crime scene, demanding blood for the death of Paul.

Hours later, a man was shot in the leg near the scene of Paul’s murder and investigators are probing whether it was in retaliation.

McDonald's Cipriani Boulevard branch to remain closed indefinitely following manager's murder

The Operations Manager at McDonald's Trinidad and Tobago, Kalifa Duncan says the Cipriani Boulevard restaurant will remain closed until further notice, as staff mourn the passing of its manager Ashmeed Mohammed.

Mohammed was shot dead at the branch last night.

Duncan issued the following statement on Monday:

"At McDonald's we are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague Ashmeed.

Our hearts are with his loved ones.

Another murder - 22-year-old shot dead in Maraval

Police are investigating yet another murder, the third between last night and this morning.

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Kadeem Critchlow of Le Platte Village, Maraval.

Critchlow was found around 9:30 am on Monday in a dirt track off Le Platte Road with several gunshot wounds about his body.

Residents reported that 11 pm Sunday, they had heard several loud explosions but it was only this morning they discovered Critchlow’s body.

This follows two murders in Claxton Bay and at the Cipriani Boulevard branch of MacDonald's last night. 

 

17-year-old boy murdered in Claxton Bay

A 17-year-old boy has been shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

The deceased has been identified as Kevon Paul.

According to police reports, around 9 pm Sunday, Paul was walking along Lodge Road, Claxton Bay when a car pulled alongside him.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing several loud explosions and observed the vehicle fleeing the scene.

Paul was shot several times about the body.

Police and emergency health services were notified, however, the 17-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries.

 

McDonald's manager shot dead at workplace

The manager of a McDonald's fast food outlet has been shot and killed at his workplace.

Reports indicate that shortly after midnight, Ashmeed Mohammed, the manager of the restaurant's Cipriani Boulevard outlet was ambushed by a gunman.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing several loud explosions.

Police late discovered Mohammed lying in a pool of blood.

Reports suggest he was shot three times.

A motive for the murder is yet to be established.

 

Coconut vendor shot dead after making wrong-turn in Cunupia

A coconut vendor has been shot dead after apparently making a wrong turn in Cunupia.

Ramesh Ramoutar died at hospital after gunmen opened fire on him and his nephew at Howard Lane.

According to reports, both men went to visit relatives in area.

Ramoutar's 31-year-old nephew Keron Rampersad was driving the vehicle around midnight last night and according to relatives, they got lost and made a wrong turn into a dead-end street.

When the men attempted to reverse, their vehicle was shot at by a group of men.

'Short Boss' charged with Tobago murder

A Mt. St. George man is scheduled to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate charged with the murder of Shonneil Duncan, which occurred on Sunday 6th May, 2018.

Nekosi Davis aka ‘Short Boss’, 20, of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was charged on Tuesday following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Duncan, 27, a labourer, also of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was standing along Back Street around 7 pm on Sunday 6th May, 2018, when he got into an altercation with a man known to him, over money.

Fireworks go off after murder

Kerwin Beckles’ killers reportedly celebrated his death by sending up fireworks after shooting him on Sunday night. It is believed Beckles was killed because of the close relationship he shared with Phillip Bassant, who was gunned down on May 4, and Bassant’s elder sister Rachael Sukhdeo, whose husband Sheron Sukhdeo was also slain on May 26.

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