Police are working on the theory that a 30-year-old Chaguanas man was killed yesterday morning because of a relationship he had with a married woman.
According to police reports, Larry Mohammed, of Kolahal Road, Charlieville, was found in his black Toyota Altis along Cemetery Street, Charlieville, around 1.30 am.
Police said his car was found idling and Mohammed slumped in the driver's seat with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Nothing of value was missing from the deceased, prompting police to believe that robbery was not a motive for his death.
Homicide detectives told the T&T Guardian that Mohammed, a father of two, was in a relationship with a married woman from south Trinidad and they are working on the theory that the woman's husband may be responsible for his killing.
The officers added that Mohammed was supposedly in company with the woman moments before he died.
Speaking with the media at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, yesterday, Mohammed's father, John, said the eldest of his four children was "a family man" who was a professional fabricator.
"I don't live with him, I live Maracas, St Joseph, but I hear he was home and then someone called him and he went out. I never know him as a bad fella or in drugs or anything. He had his smoke, a little drink, normal thing," he said.
Asked about what the police were suggesting as a motive, the senior Mohammed said he had heard about the rumours of his son's alleged infidelity in the past and when his son was confronted, he denied it.
He said he could not say for certain if his son had an extra-marital affair, adding that such a lifestyle was not how his son was raised.
"I ain't get chance to really let it soak in or process it so I really don't know what to say about it," Mohammed said when asked about his views on his son's death.
The latest killing took the murder toll for the year to 296, as compared to 264 at the same period last year.
Dad and son shot
In an unrelated incident, police are investigating the shooting of a father and son in La Horquetta on Monday night.
Police reports state that Jamal Hosten, 28, was outside his home at Aldwyn Roberts Crescent, Phase 3, La Horquetta, around 7.30 pm when a gunman on a bicycle stopped and opened fire on him. Hosten ran through his home with the gunman in pursuit. The gunman then fled the house.
Police said Hosten was not shot but injured by bullet fragments. He also later found that his son, Azrial Farrell, 12, had been similarly injured by bullet fragments. Both were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries and discharged. Police did not give a motive for the shooting.