Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Diego Martin murder victim identified as PH driver

The man who was shot dead in Diego Martin on Monday has been identified as 27-year-old Garrell Aris Mendez. 

Mendez from Fatima Trace, Laventille, was said to have recently begun working in the community as a PH taxi driver.

Police have no motive for why he was killed.

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

According to police reports, around midday on Monday, residents of Cascade Drive, Bagatelle, heard several explosions.

Upon investigating, they found a man with gunshot wounds slumped in the front seat of a B14 parked along the roadway.

Police were called out to the scene, and several spent shells were recovered.

The officers, LoopTT was told, spent most of the afternoon processing the scene, and the vehicle was removed and taken for further examinations at the CSI labs in Cumuto.

 

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