Monday 23 September, 2019

Police on alert after killings in Belmont, Beetham

With three persons being shot dead in Beetham Gardens and Gonzales over a seven-hour period, officers of the Port of Spain Division are said to be bracing for an increase in gang activities.

Alvin Gyam, 33 and Abraham Quamina, were both shot dead in Beetham Gardens, while 36-year-old Kevon Joseph aka "Fish" was shot dead in Gonzales.

Joseph, police said, was well known to the police as a suspect in several criminal related activities, including inquiries into firearm possession and possession of narcotics.

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Autopsies were scheduled to take place on all three men on Tuesday at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

As an immediate response, police exercises were increased in the Belmont and Beetham communities on Tuesday.

And the matter of these killings are even expected to be raised at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s weekly CompStat meeting which is usually attended by the organization’s executive including the acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams.

It is expected that from this meeting, further initiatives may be ordered to help maintain peace in the respective communities.

Over the past few weeks, the “war” between the Rasta City Gang and the Muslim Gang has been sparked once again, leading to several shooting incidents in the Port of Spain Division.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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