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Man released on bail shot outside PoS prison
Minutes after accessing $30,000 bail on a charge of assaulting his neighbour, 27-year-old Ravindra Beharry was shot as he left the Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain prison yesterday. Beharry, of Patna Village, Diego Martin, was shot around 12.45 pm after stepping out onto the pavement. He had been incarcerated on an assault charge, police said. A gunman reportedly approached Beharry as he was about to get into his father Sookram Beharry’s car and opened fire on him. He was shot in the neck and legs.
Beharry was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he remained warded in a critical condition up to last night. In an unrelated shooting, 29-year-old Silas Jackson was shot once in the hip while at Linda’s Bakery on the Western Main Road, Glencoe, yesterday. Police said Jackson was at the car park around 10.15 am in his Nissan Navarra when a gunman got out of a Hyundai Tucson and opened fire on him. Police believe Jackson’s shooting was linked to the death of 18-year-old Marcio Delpeche.
Delpeche and 19-year-old Shakille Holder were liming along Rodney Street, Point Cumana, Carenage, on November 29 when a heavily-tinted car pulled up. A gunman got out the car and began shooting at the men, who ran off. Holder, who lives on Rodney Street, was shot in the chest, while Delpeche, of Schuller Street, Point Cumana, was chased by the gunman and shot in the head and chest.
In February 2005, Godfrey “”" Henry was shot dead moments after leaving the Frederick Street prison. He had gone to the jail to visit an inmate. Carlos Campo was later charged for Henry’s murder but Campo was found not guilty at his trial in 2011. Campo claimed it was Henry who attacked him and in self defence he took away Henry’s gun and fired at him.
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