Saturday 17 August, 2019

Police continue search for suspects after killing near mosque

Even with images and videos being circulated of 34-year-old Cornelius “Tractor” Peters brandishing what appears to be firearms, the police service remains committed to finding the men responsible for the killing.

Peters, who also had several other aliases, including Quincy, was shot dead on Saturday night while seated in a vehicle which was parked on the compound of the Masjid al Falaah mosque located along Railway Road, in Arima.

As he was seated in the driver seat, two men in dark clothing ran up to him and shot him several times about his head and chest.

Peters died instantly.

Speaking to LoopTT on Tuesday morning, senior officers of the Northern Division reiterated that Peters was known to them as a result of several inquiries in the area.

However, this, it was said, would not deter them from pursuing the matter and finding those responsible.

“The deceased may have had a particular lifestyle yes. But we will be treating this like any other murder and will be finding those responsible."

"In fact this may actually receive a bit more attention because of the circumstances. He was killed on holy grounds, in a place of worship, during the final days before Ramadhan. And the mosque was not empty at the time you know. There were women and children present. So this cannot stand,” LoopTT was told.

Up to Tuesday morning, no one was held for the killing.

However, if anyone has any information which could lead to the arrests of suspects, they are asked to contact the Homicide Bureau at the Arouca Police Station, or investigators at the nearest police station, or they can even give the information anonymously at 555 or 800-TIPS.

More on this as it becomes available.


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