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Grande man gunned down

Published: 
Friday, April 3, 2015

Police are investigating the murder of 20-year-old Korie Joseph, who was found dead along North Road Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande, on Wednesday night. Police said he was killed sometime around 8.30 pm. Officers said villagers reported hearing gunshots and later found Joseph in his neighbour’s yard with bullet wounds. Shortly after he was shot, police said residents claimed they saw a heavily tinted white SUV speeding away. 

At the Forensic Science Centre, St James, yesterday, Joseph’s mother, Lucy-Ann Joseph, described her third son as always “cool and quiet.” She was unsure why anyone would have wanted him dead. Joseph was T&T’s 95th murder for the year. In an unrelated murder, police investigating the killing of Alyrio Howard say they have been informed that his killing may be drug related. Howard, who worked as an accountant with insurance company Sagicor, was gunned down on Tuesday night.

Homicide officers say the information is that killing may have been a message to a relative who lives abroad. Police had initially been baffled as to why anyone would want the father of two dead, as he was not known to be involved in anything illegal or associated with anyone who was a part of the underworld.

Police reports are that around 8.50 pm on Tuesday, Howard, 35, of Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Petit Valley, was driving east along Carlton Avenue, St James, when a Nissan B-13 stopped in front of his Hyundai Elantra. Two men came out and shot him several times before driving off. The car was later found abandoned.  

Murder suspect held
Meanwhile, police have arrested a 20-year-old man in relation to the murder on November 7 last year of Salim Dalzell, 17. Dalzell was gunned down outside the Success Laventille Secondary School. 
The suspect, who lives at Beetham Gardens, Laventille, was arrested on Wednesday and is expected to be placed on identification parades over the weekend. He is  being represented by attorney Fareed Ali. 

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