shooting incident

Police officer detained after shooting girlfriend

A police sergeant is now in police custody for allegedly shooting his common law wife, who also is a police officer.

According to reports, at about 10:30 last night, Dale Ramroop (a 48-year-old police sergeant attached to the Princes Town Police Station) and Nicolette Persad (a 29-year-old police constable), were at their home at Mohess Road in Barrackpore when they both began arguing.

The couple had just returned home from attending a function.

Man gunned down in Carenage

A man was gunned down in a shooting incident in Carenage on Tuesday morning.

The victim is Joshua James, who also goes by the alias “Sausage”.

According to a police report, at about 8.15 am, James was shot while walking along Scorpion Alley.

He was taken to the St James Infirmary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

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.

Taxi driver shot, passenger beaten

A taxi driver was shot in the head and his passenger badly beaten after he refused to take two men, who boarded his taxi in Arima, to a specific location on Sunday night.

According to a police report, at about 8.20 pm, a 49-year-old man boarded a Gold coloured Nissan Almera motorcar on Queen Street, Arima, in the vicinity of the Royal Castle food outlet. There were two other men seated already in the back seat of the vehicle, which was driven by a 38-year-old man of Cumuto.

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