You are here

Delivery man killed in Diego

Published: 
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.

Disclaimer

User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff.

Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.

Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments.

Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.

Before posting, please refer to the Community Standards, Terms and conditions and Privacy Policy

User profiles registered through fake social media accounts may be deleted without notice.