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A Christmas night lime with family
and friends almost turned tragic for a
police officer who was threatened by a
However, Cpl Bux, a member of the
T&T Police Service Band, remained calm
and used his law enforcement training to
disarm the assailant.
At around 11 pm, Bux was at his La
Romaine home when he got into an argu-
ment with the 31-year-old male relative
who pulled out a gun and rushed toward
him. Bux was able to subdue the man
until San Fernando police came.
The relative, a labour from La Romaine,
was arrested and is expected to be charged
for possession of an illegal firearm.
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Teen killed on
Christmas Day ended tragically for 15-year-
old Conan Celestine who was shot dead out-
side the home of his brothers in Chaguanas.
Celestine, from Argyle, Tobago, has been in
Trinidad on holiday since November and decided
to stay longer to spend Christmas with his
brothers. However, that decision proved fatal
and he was murdered in what relatives believe
was a case of mistaken identity.
Celestine was sitting on a wall outside his
brothers' home at Phyllis Lane Ext, Enterprise,
with his friend Nathaniel Gittens, 14, when
around 7.15 pm three men drove up in a silver
The man seated in the back of the car opened
fire on the teens and Celestine, a trade student
at a Roxborough school, fell over the wall after
being hit several times in the head and chest.
Gittens, of Longdenville, was struck on his left
hand and ran to the back of the house.
Residents were able to get the car's registration
number as the suspects fled the scene but a
police trace showed that it was false.
The teens were taken to the Chaguanas Dis-
trict Health Facility where Celestine was pro-
nounced dead on arrival.
The body was taken to the San Fernando
mortuary and is expected to be transferred to
the Forensic Science Centre tomorrow for an
Gittens was treated and transferred to the
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where
he is warded in stable condition.
Chaguanas police, including Supt Mc Intyre,
Insp Teesdale, Sgt Toolaram and Region Three
homicide officers visited the scene and launched
a search for the suspects but up to late yesterday
no arrests had been made.
Celestine's mother, Ann Sterling, who flew
into Trinidad yesterday morning, said her son
was living with her in Tobago for the past three
years. She said he came to Trinidad in early
November and told her that he wanted to spend
the Christmas holidays with his brothers Joseph
Celestine, 19, and Daniel Dyer, 21.
Joseph said his younger brother had been
enjoying Christmas Day and had received
money, a pair of pants and a pair of "old school"
sneakers, which he wore yesterday.
He said they had finished painting and house
chores that morning and Celestine fell asleep
on the chair.
"I told him to go upstairs and sleep on the
bed and we would go by our sisters later for
food because we did not cook. We went and
he had just come back and he was liming on
the wall with his friend. I was in the back street
coming home and I heard the shots went off,"
"I knew it happened close to my home but
I didn't think it was my brother who was shot.
About five minutes later I walked across and
saw my other brother picking him up and they
took him to the Chaguanas health facility."
Police believe Celestine was the target of a
hit but could not give a motive for the killing.
A relative said yesterday that Celestine had
been living in Tobago for the past three years
and could not have been involved in anything
in Trinidad that would warrant his death.
Ann Sterling, mother of 15-year-old murder victim Conan Celestine (inset) who was was shot
dead at Phyllis Lane Ext, Enterprise, Chaguanas, on Christmas night. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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