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D’Abadie murder makes it six for the weekend

Monday, September 16, 2013

A 23-year-old man was killed in an early morning shooting near his D’Abadie home, yesterday. His murder was the sixth which occurred between Friday night and yesterday morning. The victims of this weekend’s killings have been identified as:
• Charmaine Paul, 52, of Upper Wharton Street, Laventille
• Keron Edwards, 28, of Dan Kelly, Laventille
• Dillon Brown, 23, of Stephen Street, California
• Kevon Ivan Mohan, 24, of Williams Street, Success Village, Laventille
• Akin De Freitas, 21, of Beard Street, Carenage
• Trevor Alexander, 23, Red Hill, D’Abadie


According to police reports, shortly after 1.15 am, residents of Beharry Trace, Red Hill, D’Abadie, reported hearing a volley of gunshots. Police arrived on the scene shortly after and while searching the community, they found Alexander lying side of the road with gunshot wounds to his chest. Alexander was pronounced dead on the scene. Residents said they hid in their homes when they heard the gunshots and did not see Alexander’s attacker. 


A motive for his murder has not be established up to late yesterday evening. Meanwhile, homicide detectives have identified two men who were shot dead in Diego Martin, on Saturday afternoon. The men have been identified as Mohan and De Freitas. Police said around 1.30 pm, they received a report of a shooting at West View Terrace, Four Roads, Diego Martin. When they responded they found the men’s bodies in their Nissan Almera. Both men had been shot several times. A motive has not been established. 


Autospies on all six victims will be conducted at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, this morning. Around 7 pm on Friday night, Paul, a mother of 11, was stabbed to death during an argument with a woman at a casino at Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain. Almost an hour later, Edwards was shot dead while liming with friends at Picton Road in Laventille. Brown was killed in a drive-by  outside a club in Couva, shortly after 4 am on Saturday. 


Police have not made any arrests in relation to the six murders up to late yesterday. The murder toll for the year now stands at 278. Investigations are continuing. 


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