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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, January 11, 2016
Emperor Valley Zoo celebrated the first birthday of white tigers Raja and Rani on Saturday.
A 26-year-old reputed gang leader
was killed in a early morning
shootout with police in Laventille,
According to reports, around 4.45
am, officers of the Inter Agency Task
Force (IATF) went to Eastern Quarry,
Laventille to arrest Stefan "Twelve
Teeth" St Louis, who they had been
seeking in connection with a shooting
which occurred late last year.
Police said no one answered and
when they broke the front door to
enter the property, they were shot at
They returned fire hitting St Louis,
who was home alone, several times.
Police said the officers were
unharmed, and that St Louis, had been
armed with a .45 calibre pistol.
He was taken to the Port-of-Spain
General Hospital for treatment, but
was pronounced dead on arrival.
Ballistic testing is expected to be
performed on the alleged weapon to
determine if it was used in any recent
murders or shootings.
Police said that despite his age, St
Louis was a well known gang leader
who had multiple previous convictions
and pending charges for violent crimes.
An autopsy will be performed on
his body at the Forensic Science Centre
in St James this morning.
Four police officers have been
arrested for attempting to bribe a Chi-
According to reports, the officers, all
police constables assigned to the North
Eastern Division, were arrested at their
homes acrosss north Trinidad on Sat-
urday morning by their colleagues from
the Professional Standards Bureau.
The officers remained detained sep-
arately at police stations in Port-of-
Spain up to late yesterday where they
were being interrogated in relation to
the incident which allegedly occurred
last Tuesday afternoon. The business-
man and his wife reportedly contacted
police after the officers visited his home
in Kelly Village, St Helena and demand-
ed a $53,000 bribe.
The officers allegedly relieved the
businessman of a quantity of jewelery
but left without any cash. It s not yet
known what information the officers
threatened the businessman with when
they demanded the bribe.
The officers are expected to be
charged with misbehaviour in public
office later this week when detectives
complete their investigation and will
remain in custody until then. DA
White Bengal tigers Rani and
Raja yesterday celebrated their
Scores of spectators turned
out at the Emperor Valley Zoo
to witness the presentation of
their three-tier meat cake which
was wrapped with bright
coloured pieces of cardboard.
At about 3 pm, the sibling pair
were given their cake and within
seconds they both devoured it,
licking their mouths in delight.
However, Raja will now be
spending his last few days with
his sister and mother, Rajasi, as
he will this week be separated
and placed with his future mate,
Destiny, who is an orange tiger.
Speaking with the TT
Guardian yesterday, President
of the Zoological Society of TT,
Guptee Lutchmedial said for the
past year there has been an
increase of more than 300,000
visitors to the zoo.
And she says there s much for
them to see.
"This includes the white lion,
three male lions, giraffes and
"We have kept the zoo sus-
tainable and intend to keep it
that way," Lutchmedial said.
This year there will be further
additions of a rhinoceros, an
ostrich and zebras.
killed in shootout
Policemen charged with extortion
Tiger cubs celebrate first
birthday at Emperor Valley Zoo
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