Thursday 29 October, 2020

T&T Air Guard officer killed in Belmont

A 33-year-old man was shot dead in Belmont this morning.

The victim has been identified as Sowande Morean of Marava, a corporal in the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard.

According to police reports, just after midnight around 12.10 am, Morean was in the gallery of a woman known to him along Escallier Trace, Belmont, when they heard several loud explosions.

The woman ran into her house to take cover. In the aftermath, she found Morean bleeding from multiple gunshot injuries.

She raised an alarm and the injured man was rushed for medical treatment at the nearby Port of Spain General Hospital.

However,  he succumbed to his wounds while undergoing treatment.

An autopsy is carded to take place today at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

More on this as it becomes available.

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