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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, October 6, 2015
JENSEN LA VENDE
An off-duty police officer with
13 years service was shot once in
the head on Sunday night, metres
away from the headquarters of
Police Special Branch, St James.
Montgomery Guy, 49, of Bon Air
Gardens, Arouca, was taken to the
St James Medical Facility by con-
stables Lancaster and Remy but was
pronounced dead on arrival around
Police said Guy picked up two
people at Agra Street, a man and
woman, shortly before the shooting.
He was shot by the male passenger
Officers said residents of Agra
Street, St James, heard at least two
gunshots before hearing a crashing
sound. When they investigated, they
saw a Toyota Corolla mounted on
the pavement after it crashed into
a wall. Guy s body was slumped in
the driver s seat.
The shooter ran from the scene,
Minutes after the shooting, a 21-
year-old woman, drenched in blood
walked into the St James Police Sta-
tion and gave an account of the inci-
Police said she was a "person of
interest" and remained in custody
assisting investigators. Eyewitnesses
said the shooter had returned to the
scene looking for the woman.
Speaking with the media at the
Forensic Science Centre, St James,
a male relative of Guy said he was
one of the "coolest" police officers
"We eh know if they try to take
the car or what. My brother not no
wild man, not no gangster. He cool.
One of the coolest police you go
meet. He was in Highway Patrol. I
tell yuh we so confused," the relative
Police said they have ruled out
robbery as Guy s valuables were still
in the car. His relative said he was
not the type to work PH taxi.
A statement issued by the Police
Service said Guy, a single father, was
off-duty when he was killed. Guy
was attached to the La Horquetta
The investigation team is headed
by Snr Supt Oswald Cudjoe and
includes Supt Ancil Corbett, Insp
Micheal Veronique, Acting Sgt
Stanislaus and Constables Telesford
and Hector of the Homicide Bureau
It added that acting Commis-
sioner of Police Stephen Williams
joined with members of the service
in extending condolences to the fam-
ily of the fallen officer.
On Guy s Facebook page, well-
wishers expressed their sadness at
his loss. His colleagues told the T&T
Guardian all was done to save his
life but it was not enough.
In an unrelated murder, relatives
of Lawrence "LJ" Villaroel said he
ignored death threats in the Sangre
Grande area and was killed on Sat-
urday night. Speaking with the
media at the Forensic Science Cen-
tre, St James, relatives who did not
want to be identified for fear of
reprisals, said about a month ago
Villaroel, 20, was receiving threats.
Asked why anyone would want
to kill their loved one, a female rel-
ative said: "Boy, when you know
thing you not supposed to know, or
see something you not supposed to
see, and then remember he young
too and he like to talk, so I guessing
he talk and tell others that he see
something. Yeah, you can t trust
nobody these days. Nobody at all."
The relative added that three days
prior to his killing she had a pre-
monition. She said she began feeling
ill and said it was "bad vibes." She
said he told her brother about it and
warned him to move out of the area
but he refused because of his girl-
"When you getting threats and
thing you have to take them seri-
ously. I don t know if he make a
report but I know police," she said.
Police said Villorel was gunned
down by an unknown attacker at
Celina Circular, Damarie Hill, Guaico.
Villorel, of Picton Extension Road,
Sangre Grande, was attacked while
on his way to visit friends.
He was shot several times in his
chest and about the body.
The two latest murders have taken
the toll to 333 for the year.
Off-duty cop killed
in St James shooting
Police officers at the scene of the shooting of PC Montgomery Guy on
Agra Street, St James, on Sunday night. PHOTO: JEFF MAYERS
Hours before Finance Minister
Colm Imbert announced a 15 per cent
hike in super unleaded gas and diesel
fuel, several gas stations in San Fer-
nando ran out of supply.
The long lines caused by panic-
buying started after dawn and con-
tinued until late evening as word
spread that fuel prices had jumped
with immediate effect. Super fuel rose
from $2.70 a litre to $3.11 a litre, while
diesel rose from $1.50 per litre to $1.72
At the Accel Service station in Cross
Crossing, Rodney Bissoon, of Debe,
said he was taking no chances.
"We know the minister is going to
cut the gas subsidy so I making sure
to fill up my tank from early before
the price is raised," Bissoon said. A
senior worker from the gas station
said super unleaded gas ran out around
10 am. The influx of motorists started
"We had a lot of lines this morning
and we ran out of super gas. All we
selling now is premium. Right now
we waiting for super gas but if the
minister increases the gas prices we
will have no other choice but to close
the station. NP will have to come in
and adjust the pumps and we will
reopen from tomorrow," he said.
He said the gas hike would be min-
imal and was something that the pub-
lic could handle.
"I don t think it will be any big
increase. If they do increase it, the
hike will be small. I feel they will also
increase the price of diesel, maybe a
ten cent on a litre," the worker said.
At the Royal Service Station in San
Fernando, long lines were also seen
from 7 am. At the La Carib Service
Station at Carib Street, super gasoline
also ran short. However, an official
said NP quickly responded and replen-
ished the fuel supply.
"Everybody is engaging in panic-
buying, not just today but all weekend
long. All the gas stations in San Fer-
nando ran out because the price of
super and diesel are expected to go
up," she said.
The official said super unleaded gas
sold at $2.70 a litre while premium
unleaded sold at $5.75.
As he unveiled a $63 billion Budget,
Imbert said it was important to reduce
the fuel subsidy as Government need-
ed to cut back on expenditure because
of the global economic downslide and
falling energy prices.
Long lines continued at service sta-
tions up to late evening, causing several
gas stations to close up operations.
Motorists drain fuel
supply ahead of hike
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