Sunday 15 December, 2019

Mentally ill man shot and killed in Laventille

A 21-year-old man who has been described by police as being mentally ill was shot and killed in Laventille on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Akeem Clarke of 17th Street, Beetham Gardens.

According to police reports, around 1.00 pm on Wednesday, Clarke was seen having a confrontation with a man along Ogaro Road, Prizgar Lands, Laventille.

The man suddenly pulled out a firearm and shot him multiple times about the body, including his head.

The gunman then fled the scene.

The police and paramedics were notified and the injured man was rushed for medical treatment, however, he succumbed to his wounds about 30 minutes later.

More on this as it becomes available.

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