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Cops probe two murders

Published: 
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Phillip “Ladders” Doldron, who was shot during a bar robbery in Pleasantville on Wednesday, has died.

Doldron, 62, of Cemetery Street, La Brea, had been warded in critical condition with a bullet lodged near his spine. He succumbed to his injuries at around 5 am yesterday at the San Fernando General Hospital.

Police said at around 6 pm on Wednesday, Doldron, proprietor of Ladder’s Bar in La Brea, was liming at Dianne’s Bar in Blitz Village, Pleasantville, when two gunmen entered. After announcing a robbery, one of the gunmen grabbed at Doldron’s gold chain and he resisted. The other gunman shot him in the stomach and both suspects ran off.

Colleagues and neighbours described him as a community man who had helped many young people in La Brea.

Meanwhile, police are investigating the murder of a University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) student who was stabbed to death in Carapichaima on Thursday night

Keeghan Subero, 22, of Penal Rock Road, Penal, was liming on Waterloo Road with a group of men when he got into an altercation with a man he knew. The man pulled out a knife and stabbed Subero several times.

Subero was taken to the Chaguanas District Health Facility where he died while receiving emergency treatment. Freeport police and the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region III responded and a man was held for questioning.

In an unrealted incident, an unidentified Chinese labourer was killed in an accident at a construction site in Wallerfield yesterday afternoon.

Up to late yesterday evening, police had no positive identification on the man, who was driving a mini concrete mixer on a private road near Eteck Park, Wallerfield. Police said the man was hit by a dump truck and died on the spot. The deceased was said to have been on his way to get lunch when the accident took place.

Police say an autopsy will be done on the man’s body on Monday as investigations continue, but labelled the death an an on-the-job accident.

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