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Delivery man killed in Diego

Friday, December 19, 2014

Twenty-nine-year-old Laventille resident Joel Pegus was recorded as the country’s latest murder victim after a shooting in Blue Basin, Diego Martin, on Wednesday night. According to reports, residents of Blue Basin heard a loud explosion at around 7.15 pm and called the police. Soon after, three police officers, attached to the West End Police Station, responded and met the body of Pegus slumped in the driver seat of his Nissan Versa.

A district medical officer (DMO) arrived at the scene and the body was taken to the St James Medical Complex, St James, where he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem was conducted yesterday afternoon by pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov who said Pegus was shot once in the neck and died instantaneously. 

Alexandrov said by all indications, Pegus was shot at “very close range” by an occupant of the vehicle seated in the left side of the back seat. He was employed at Blue Waters as a delivery man and was a resident of St Joseph Road, Laventille.


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