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Friend kills moneylender in South
Moments before his death, moneylender Kevon Mark identified his killer. It was a name that shocked his family because it was someone Mark considered a friend. The shooting occurred around 5.45 pm on Saturday, after Mark, 28, of King Street, Princes Town, went to the home of a soca star at Kandhan Street, Rio Claro. Police said while at the house Mark received a call and was told to walk out to a nearby track to collect the cash he was owed.
After Mark left the soca star’s house the sound of gunfire was heard and Mark was seen crawling out of the track. He was bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds to the back. As he slumped Mark called the name of his killer. A call was made to the Emergency Health Service ambulance and Mark was taken to the Rio Claro Health Facility where he died.
Meanwhile, Mark’s uncle Norman West, described him as a generous person who was always “happy go lucky.” West said he last spoke to Mark on Thursday. “He eat here and drink here. I begged him to stay but he told me that he had some money to collect from some people,” West said. He added that Mark had no enemies and always ensured that he provided for his three children—Kaiheem Dyer, six, Kamayah Mark, two and Jaiheem Mark, aged one. All three children have separate mothers.
West said Mark was heavily into the lending business but was uncertain who wanted him dead. Up to late yesterday, officers were searching for a suspect. Statements were taken from several of Mark’s relatives and friends. A close relative said Mark had runnings with the law and often wore a lot of gold and diamond jewelery. He said Mark had $80,000 in his pocket at the time of his death. He also said Mark was shot more than seven times in his back. Cpl Vinod Sobie of the South Eastern Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations.
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