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Sangre Grande man is the country's latest murder victim

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A 59-year-old man was shot dead at his Sangre Grande home last night. 

According to reports, around 10 pm Felix Ramsaroop was sitting under his home at Toco Road, Vega de Oropuche, when an gunman entered his property. 

After a short argument, the intruder drew a gun and shot Ramsaroop twice in his abdomen before running away. Ramsaroop managed to stumble to his car before he collapsed. He was pronounced 
dead on the scene by a District Medical Officer (DMO). 

Acting Insp Ken Lutchman and PCs Gadar and Jennings from the Sangre Grande Police Station responded to the scene and launched an unsuccessful search for the gunman. 

Ramsaroop's body was taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James where an autopsy was due to be performed this morning. However, it had to be postponed to tomorrow as Ramsaroop's relatives failed to come to the centre to identify his body. 

Investigators are yet to establish a motive for the murder as they said that Ramsaroop was not known to police. His murder raised the murder toll for the year to 19. 

Cpl Thayne of the Region Two Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations.