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Mother killed in ‘revenge’ killing
A day after she escaped a shooting that claimed her neighbour’s life in Laventille, a 30-year-old Diego Martin mother of five was shot dead on Tuesday night in what police have described as a “revenge” killing. According to police reports, around 10 pm Makeeba Jordon was at her home on Mahogany Drive, Patna Village, Diego Martin, when three men called her cellphone and asked her to step outside. Jordon came out of her house and after a couple of minutes her family heard a volley of gunshots.
When they went outside they found her lying between two houses at her family’s property. She had been shot nine times in the chest. She died there. The gunmen ran away. A group of officers, supervised by Senior Supt Ismael David and Supt Alphonso Patterson, went to the crime scene and interviewed several neighbours and relatives. Investigators said they were working on a several leads to identify Jordon’s attackers. They said an arrest was imminent.
Police believe Jordon’s murder is connected to the killing of 42-year-old PH driver Imtiaz Abdul, also of Patna Village, Diego Martin. Abdul was shot dead at Pashley Street, Laventille, on Monday night. Jordon was the front seat passenger in Abdul’s car that night. She had hired him for a private job that evening, police investigators said. She managed to run away to safety when a gunman ambushed Abdul and shot him several times.
In an interview yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, Jordon’s relatives claimed that the morning after Abdul was killed, some of his relatives and friends visited her home and accused her of orchestrating Abdul’s murder. “They call she and said they wanted to make peace. The peace they come to make is with gunshots,” a female relative, who asked to remain unidentified, said. The relative repeatedly dismissed the gunmen’s allegations that Jordon was responsible for Abdul’s murder.
“That is madness and foolishness,” the emotional woman said. She said Jordon’s children were traumatised by her murder. Her eldest child is 15 and the youngest is seven years old. Jordon’s relatives said they now fear for their safety because they suspect her attackers might continue to terrorise their family. Insp Thomas of the Western Division and detectives of the Region One Homicide Bureau are probing the murders.
La Horquetta murder
A 29-year-old man was killed in La Horquetta, Arima, yesterday. Police said shortly after 1.30 pm Sean Mark was walking near the corner of Eric James Avenue and De Freitas Boulevard, Phase Three, La Horquetta, when three men confronted him. Police said the men, each armed with guns, shot Mark. They then stood over him and shot him several times in his head, before running away. Mark, who lived at Phase Seven, died on the scene.
Investigators said Mark was well know to them and had several previous convictions for firearm and drug-related offences. “He was a pest in the area,” one senior police officer said. Senior Supt David Abraham, ASP Hosein and Cpl Bernard visited the scene and are assisting homicide detectives investigating that murder.
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