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Man slain in Carapo

Published: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Police said the killing of a 21-year-old man at Simon Road, Carapo, on Tuesday night was the result of ongoing gang-related activity in the community.

Kiedan Phillip, 21, of Simon Road, Carapo, was shot multiple times about the body.

A report said around 10.15 pm, Phillp was liming with several men on the side of the road when they were approached by four armed masked men. Eyewitness told police the gunmen opened fire on the group of men. Residents claimed the limers and nearby residents ran for their lives when the gunshots started. The residents later ventured out and found Phillip’s body and immediately contacted the police. The body was viewed by the district medical officer, who ordered its removal to the Forensic Science Centre, St James, for an autopsy tomorrow.

Meanwhile, police said yesterday are still seeking to identify the body of a man found along the Eastern Main Road in D’Abadie on Sunday.

The body is that of an African male in 30s who is brown in complexion with his hair in plaits and was wearing with a white T-shirt and black long pants.

The T&T Guardian reported yesterday that the body was that of Kern Romero, but relatives and friend took to social media to indicate it was not him.

Kerron Cabrera said Romero was not murdered but died on Sunday after he was warded at Mt Hope Hospital.

“He was ailing for some time and died from organ failure and not gunshot injuries,” Cabrera said.

Attempts made to contact relatives or friends were unsuccessful.

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