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Cops: Missing link in Forres Park murder

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Police say the information they received into the murder of Point Fortin labourer Tai Brankar was not adding up and there may be an attempt to mislead their investigation.

Around 4.30 pm Monday, Southern Division police responded to a report of a shooting in Forres Park and found Brankar, 30, of Techier Village suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the front passenger’s seat of a white Nissan Tiida.

Investigators were told that Brankar was being driven by a woman. Along the way she picked up another man and while driving through Forres Park, gunmen pulled up in another Tiida and opened fire on the car.

Brankar was shot in the chest and head while the others escaped. He was taken to the Couva District Health Facility where he was pronounced dead.

Police found the car abandoned along Hilltop Avenue. Officers searched late into the night and yesterday but no one was held.

Police are questioning how the car Brankar travelled in reached to Mills Avenue and whether he was set up for death.