Thursday 20 June, 2019

Cocorite man shot, stabbed to death

Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who was both shot and stabbed by armed assailants on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Sayid Callender.

According to police reports, at about 6:00 pm, he was liming along the roadway in front of his home at Cocorite Terrace, Cocorite, with a group of persons when they were approached by two armed men.

One of the assailants shot Callender several times, while the other stabbed him in the upper body.

The assailants then fled the scene.

The 21-year-old was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital, however, he succumbed to his injuries.

An autopsy is expected to be performed today at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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