Thursday 29 October, 2020

Arima murder victim identified

A man who was found shot dead in Arima on Saturday morning has been identified as Shakeel Gonzales.

He was positively identified by relatives.

Police said Gonzales was well-known to investigators, having been linked to reports of larceny and assault in the past.

However, police have no official motive for the killing.

Gonzales' bullet-riddled body was found at 9am on Saturday along Calvary Branch Road, Arima.

Residents of the area told police that prior to the discovery there had been a 'loud commotion' in the area.

Officers of the Arima police station, the Crime Patrol Unit, and the Homicide Bureau, responded.

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

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