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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, February 6, 2016
JENSEN LA VENDE
A 20-year-old Toco man who ignored
his brother s warnings was shot dead
outside his home on Thursday night.
Speaking with the media at the Forensic
Science Centre, St James, yesterday,
Shaquille Wilson s brother, Kodie Francois,
said he was "fed up" of speaking to his
brother about his life choices and the
friends he kept.
He said that his brother was "hardened"
and was arrested on two occasions as a
result of the choices he made and the
company he kept.
"He was a normal brother, sprightly
and jovial. I have no idea why anyone
would want to kill him. It is probably
because of the same bad company that
he kept. I fed up talk to him about it. He
even stayed with me for a while and I
tried to get a job for him but he went
back to Toco," Francois said of his brother
who was the baby in the family, being
the last of seven children.
Francois added that the community of
Toco, not known for violence, was becom-
ing more urban and evincing the negative
aspects of youth delinquency. He said he
moved out of the area a long time ago
and the village he knew then was different
from the present one as "plenty of them
youths on negative scene."
According to police, around 10.45 pm,
Wilson, who would have turned 21 next
Saturday, was at his Anglias Road,
Cumana, home when he was shot through
a window as he spoke on his cell phone.
Wilson, who lived adjacent to his family,
was later found bleeding by his sisters.
He was taken to the Toco Health Centre
but was pronounced dead on arrival. His
killing has taken the murder toll to 51 for
In an unrelated shooting death, the
hunter killed on Wednesday night in the
Mayaro Forest has been identified as Shel-
Rattan, 33, died after he was mistaken
for a deer by his hunting partners Ram-
persad Maraj, 58, and Victor Mendoza,
45. According to police reports, Rattan
and the men went approximately ten
miles into the forest off the Gudron Oil
Fields Guayaguayare, on Wednesday after-
noon and set up camp.
Sometime during the hunt, one of the
hunting dogs spotted a deer and began
chasing it. One of Rattan s friends fired
at the deer, hitting Rattan once in the
chest instead. The hunters left for help
at 8 pm and arrived at the Mayaro Police
Station around 5 am Thursday and alerted
the police. Rattan s body was removed
some 12 hours later.
A Moruga woman was shot dead
and her husband wounded yesterday
in a gun attack outside their home.
Police said Ishma Ali, a 39-year-old
housewife, and her husband, Lincoln
Samaroo, were awakened by their dogs
barking around 3 am and went outside
to investigate at their L anse Mitan home.
Investigators said Samaroo was shot
once in the left leg. He ran into the
bushes to escape his attackers.
However, sometime later, Samaroo
returned with the police, only to discover
Ali in a pool of blood just outside the
couple s front door.
She had been shot in the chest.
Dennis Charles, 69, a retired fisher-
man, and father of Samaroo, told the
T&T Guardian he heard the dogs and
then heard shots, but stayed inside the
upstairs floor of the two-storey resi-
"I remain inside, but I don t know
them to be in anything with anyone. I
ent hear he or she had no quarrel with
nobody," he said shaking his head.
The dogs, he said, often barked at
night, but "the way they were barking,
it had to be someone was in the yard."
However, he said, he had heard noth-
ing other than the barking of the dogs.
It was nothing strange for his son to
go outside to see what was causing the
dogs to make such a commotion, he
Then he heard the shots.
Charles said, following the shooting,
his son made his way to a friend s home
and they contacted the police.
It was only when the police searched
the yard, they discovered Ali s body.
Samaroo, he said, was then taken to
the Princes Town Hospital by the police
for treatment and subsequently dis-
When asked where his son was,
Charles said he was "by a friend."
Police said they had no motive for
Tobago police are seeking the public s
assistance in identifying the body of a
man that washed ashore at the Sandy
Point Beach, Crown Point, Tobago,
behind the ANR Robinson International
Police told the T&T Guardian that the
body was seen floating in the water
around 11 am by two foreigners who
reported the incident.
The man is of African descent, around
six feet tall, with a low haircut, and was
The cause of death is yet to be ascer-
tained, but police say while the body did
not bear any major marks of violence,
a wound was visible on the man s head.
The body was removed to the Scar-
borough Hospital Mortuary.
Anyone with information is asked to
contact the Crown Point Police Station
at 639 0042, 639 0020 or 639 9872.
dead in Moruga
Nude body found
at Tobago beach
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