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The misery Lisa Thompson-
Cooper faced when her
youngest son was murdered in
2012 returned to haunt her on
Friday night when her elder
son was gunned down in sim-
Cylus Cooper, 30, of Lengua
Village, Indian Walk, Moruga,
died from multiple gunshot
wounds around 11 pm on Friday.
His killing occurred three years
after his younger brother Marcus
Cooper was shot dead in a drive-
by shooting close to his home
on New Year s.
Police said yesterday that both
brothers were involved in organ-
ised crime including drug traf-
ficking and gun-running in the
Princes Town and Moruga dis-
Police said Cooper (Cylus) was
driving his car along Lengua
Road, close to his home, when
a silver Nissan Tiida pulled up.
The back seat occupant pulled
out a gun and started firing at
Cooper who sped off in his car.
He lost control of the car which
went over a 25-foot precipice
and crashed into a mango tree.
The gunman came out of the
Tiida and got closer to Cooper s
car where he started firing sev-
eral shots at him, hitting him in
the chest and arm. The men
then sped off in the Tiida. A
man who lives close by said he
hid in his house when he heard
the barrage of gunfire.
"I heard more than five shots
but I didn t come out. In this
rounds, you cannot take any
chances," the resident added.
The Tiida was then set afire
in a dirt track at Diamond Road,
St Croix, a short distance away.
Police said the car was stolen
from Barataria earlier this year.
At the family s home yesterday,
Thompson-Cooper said she had
barely come to terms with Mar-
cus s death when Cooper was
killed. Asked whether Cooper
had any enemies, she responded,
"Everybody knows he had many
enemies." She said her sons two
killings were related, adding that
several weeks ago Cooper
received a death threat.
"He did not report it. I also
got a death threat and I went to
the police, so if they come for
me the police will know who
they are," Thompson-Cooper
Asked whether she planned
to move out of her house,
Thompson-Cooper said, "Move
out and go where? I feel there
is no justice in this country. With
the police you have to have
money to talk to them and I have
"It s one day to live and one
day to die. Regardless of the pre-
caution you take, they will still
find you and the police will not
Police said yesterday that
Cooper had several pending
matters in court for drug traf-
ficking, shooting, and possession
of arms and ammunition. Offi-
cers said they believed that
Cooper s death would spark
reprisal killings in Indian Walk.
"We are putting things in
place to brace for more revenge
killings. Now that a key player
is dead, we expect there will be
more fighting for drug turfs,"
the officer said.
• Anyone with information
on Cooper s death can contact
Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS.
JENSEN LA VENDE
A brazen daylight shooting left one man dead in
Enterprise, Chaguanas, yesterday.
Police are currently investigating the shooting
death of 27-year-old Jameel "Bones" Boyce, which
occurred just after midday.
Around 12.15 pm, Boyce, who lived at School Lane,
Enterprise, was at the home of a female friend at
Lot 33, LP 84 Walcott Lane, Enterprise, when a male
voice called out to him. Witnesses say Boyce went
outside and a man dressed in black pulled out a
firearm and started shooting at him. Boyce was hit
several times in the upper body and head.
Boyce was able to run a short distance away, but
collapsed on the roadway. The shooter then
approached his body and shot Boyce at close range
with rapid gunfire.
The shooter escaped on foot along Walcott Lane.
Officers, led by Inspector Glen Teesdale, Sgt Jitindra
Toolaram and Sgt Glen Persad of the Central Division
Task Force and Central Division Criminal Investiga-
tions Department, cordoned off the area and carried
out a search for the perpetrator without success.
The scene was processed by CSI No 16786 PC
Chapdeosingh and No 18334 PC Endal, as well as
CSI from Homicide Region Three. The body was
removed by undertakers and an autopsy is expected
to be conducted tomorrow.
Drug dealer gunned
down in Princes Town
Cops brace for reprisal killings as...
Crime scene investigators investigate the murder of
Jameel "Bones" Boyce, in Enterprise, Chaguanas,
A Forensic officer combs the area
for evidence where Cylus Cooper
was killed outside his home at
Lengua Road, Indian Walk, Moruga.
Lisa Thompson-Cooper, mother of Cylus Cooper, who was killed
outside his home at Lengua Road, Indian Walk, Moruga.
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