Sunday 20 October, 2019

Update: Boy, 14, dead after getting into taxi bleeding from stab wound

An autopsy has confirmed that a teenage boy who got into a taxi bleeding from a wound to his chest, was stabbed. 

Police are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death the boy.

He has been identified as 14-year-old Nicholai Hodge of Sangre Grande.

Police were told around 3:40 pm on Tuesday, Hodge entered a taxi along Hollis Avenue, Arima and asked to be taken to the 'Congo'.

When the driver turned around he realised that the boy was bleeding from an injury to his chest.

He stopped a team of officers who were patrolling nearby and the injured teen was rushed to the Arima District Health Facility.

However, Hodge succumbed to his injuries within an hour.

He was later identified by relatives.

Police said they had no intelligence on where or by whom Hodge was stabbed or if the wound was self-inflicted.

Inquiries are ongoing into the incident.

 

Editor's note: The story has been updated to reflect that Hodge died of a stab wound, not a gunshot as previously reported. 

 

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