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Pastor slain in Arima

Published: 
Thursday, January 2, 2014

The country recorded its first murder at approximately 2.25 am yesterday, with the shooting death of a pastor and the wounding of his teenage son. According to police reports, neighbours heard several gunshots coming from Lot 2, Mausica Road, Arima, as they celebrated New Year’s Day. When they checked, the residents found a disoriented 18-year-old Ezra Khan running around with a wound to the face.

 

 

His father Casimir, 52, was later found lying on the ground near his silver coloured Toyota Tercel, which was parked in a garage at the front of his home. Officers from the Arima Police Station were contacted. They arrived shortly afterwards and took Ezra to the Arima Health Facility. He was attended to by Dr Haresh and subsequently transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Mt Hope, where he warded in a serious condition up to last night. 

 

The elder Khan, also a medical orderly at EWMSC, was found lying on his back. He died on the spot after being shot several times about the body. His son was shot in the face and neck. The elder Khan was the pastor of the Sons of Jesus Ministries, which is located on the same compound as his home. Also on the same compound are a daycare centre and preschool—The Way Nursery and Christian Preschool.

 

Cpl Samaroo is heading investigations. Homicide detectives say they have no clear motive for the shooting.

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