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Arima man gunned down

Published: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Investigations are continuing into the murder of Andre “Beenie” Prince of Arima. Prince was gunned down yesterday morning.

According to a police report, at about 2.30 am Prince was at an area in Arima known as the Congo when he was approached by a masked gunman who opened fire on him. Prince fell to the ground where he died. Police said they are yet to determine a motive for the killing.

A close friend of Prince, who wished not to be identified, told the Sunday Guardian that Prince was killed out of envy. He described his friend as a “humble, kind and loving person”.

“He was very respectable to the people around him. He was well-known as Bee and Beenie,” Prince’s friend said.

Woman held with gun, police jackets

A woman has been arrested for having in her possession guns and authentic police jackets during a police exercise in Cumuto.

According to a police report, on Friday night officers acting on information went to a house in a remote area off Four Roads, Tamana, where they conducted a search. The officers recovered two shotguns, an undisclosed amount of live 12-gauge cartridges, one bullet proof vest and two jackets belonging to the T&T Police Service. The exercise was spearheaded by Sgt Williams and included Cpl Gordon and PC Nicholson of the Eastern Division. Investigations are continuing.

In an unrelated anti-crime exercise in the Northern Division on Thursday, police officers recovered 1,122 grammes of marijuana and five grammes of cocaine at a house in San Juan. Also, at Maraj Street, El Socorro, officers recovered a .38 mm revolver. The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Sagramsingh, Supt Pragg, ASP Soka and Insp James. It was supported by members of the North Eastern Division Task Force including acting Sgt Guelmo, Cpl Majeedand Cpl Lavia. Police said arrests are imminent.

Investigations are continuing.

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