Tobago gyro vendor Elias Dabbourah, 30, has died. Guardian Media was informed that he passed away at 11:39 am Saturday at the Intensive Care Unit of the Scarborough General Hospital. He was shot in his head by masked bandits during an attempted robbery on Monday around 3:30 am. Dabbourah was rushed to hospital via an EHS ambulance. Dabbourah remained on life support.
Following an assessment by a neurologist flown in from Trinidad on Tuesday, it was determined that he had no brain activity. Guardian Media was informed that he took two breaths on his own on Wednesday but remained in an unconscious state. Despite the bleak prognosis, members of his family continued to hope for a miracle. Up to Friday, relatives held a vigil outside the hospital.
Dabbourah, of Feeder Road, Canaan and another employee had just concluded sales at their gyro stall near Republic Bank, Crown Point, and was offloading their equipment at the Crown Point Plaza at Store Bay Local Road when they were accosted. The men escaped on foot. The ordeal was captured on CCTV cameras.
An 18-year-old man is said to be in police custody and is assisting officers with their investigations. This brings Tobago's murder toll to seven for 2019.
Tobago Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations. Anyone with information can contact 800-TIPS, 555 or the nearest Police Station.