Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 19th 2016 Contents KEVON FELMINE
Relatives of murdered Siparia labourer
Kester "Vat" Ramsey claim he was inno-
cently gunned down yesterday and eye-
witness saw police officers standing over
His killing came days after a senior Siparia
police officer drove along Quinam Road and
menacingly pointed his gun towards Ramsey,
Outraged at his death, relatives plan to
report the killing to the Police Complaints
"The lady who saw what happened said
when she looked out of her house after the
shots and she saw him (Ramsey) moving
on the ground and the police stood watching
him die," a relative told the T&T Guardian
Police said that around 2.50 am, acting
Cpl Boodhai and PC Sooklal responded to
a command centre report of loud explosions
at Quinam Road.
While driving along the road, they saw
Ramsey, 26, a father of two, lying motionless
on the roadway with gunshot wounds to
the left side of his chest, his left armpit and
He was wearing a black T-shirt, a pair
of grey jeans and a pair of black slippers.
District Medical Officer Dr Sandi Arthur
examined the body and ordered its removal
to the Forensic Science Centre, St James,
for an autopsy.
Crime Scene Investigators Frederick-
Alexander and Sagar processed the scene
and nothing of evidential value was found,
His grandmother, Ruby Estick, said she
did not know where he was going or coming
from that morning, saying he also lives at
She said: "All I knew is that this morning
I was going to say my prayers and I heard
a car stop and blew a horn. I looked out
and said Yes. What you all want?
"I saw it was police and I asked them if
they came to search my house. They said
they just came to tell me Kester got shot.
"I went in the yard and spoke to them.
The people who saw the police down the
hill said some of them were wearing black.
When they came up here, a few of them
were really in black. Police said they did not
do it but people saw.
"They (police) said they got a message
and when they came, they saw Kester on
the ground. They took him up and carried
straight to Port-of-Spain. I told the police,
Allyuh kill the man but they said they did
not do it."
Although police said Ramsey was known
to them and was being investigated for a
series of robberies, relatives said he was
only owing the court after he was ordered
a pay a fine for taking his former girlfriend s
laptop some years ago.
They said there was a warrant for his
arrest but Ramsey was never held despite
appearing in court last week for a case they
believe he was framed for. Estick said the
police officers in the matter were not even
coming to court.
Relatives said police stopped his car near
Quinam Beach and searched it almost two
weeks ago. They said the officers knew
Ramsey, especially since his photo was
shown several times on TV6 s Beyond the
Calls were made to Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police Cecil Santana but there was
no response. Calls were also made to Snr
Supt Nazrool Hosein but he was said to be
in a meeting.
Friday, February 19, 2016 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
After splitting the loot from a million
dollar jewelry heist in Debe on Wednes-
day, three bandits were caught hiding
in the bushes while another was found
at his Penal home.
The men, who are from Penal, Point
Fortin and San Juan, are expected to be
placed on identification parades today
in relation to several other robberies.
A report stated that two men, dressed
in dark clothing, walked into Damion s
Jewellery Collection along SS Erin Road,
Debe, around 9.30 am on Wednesday.
Armed with a silver pistol, they ordered
the sales clerk to hand over several trays
of gold and silver rings, earrings, bracelets
and hand bands. The men escaped in a
white Mitsubishi Lancer.
Police were contacted and the com-
bined responses from Barrackpore police,
San Fernando CID, Penal CID, Siparia
CID, South Western Division Task Force
and the Rapid Response Unit, including
Insp Samaroo, Sgt Ramsingh, Sgt Teeluck,
Sgt Ramroop and Cpl Fareed Khan, went
in search of the suspects.
After gathering information, the officers
went to a house at Suchit Trace, Penal,
where they found four men liming under
a shed. As the officers approached, three
of the men ran into some bushes behind
the house to hide but they were pursued
and eventually caught.
Police said each of the suspects had
a bag containing the stolen jewelry and
a 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol was
A garbage bag with jewelry trays was
found near the house. The suspects were
taken to the San Fernando CID where
they were questioned. They were expect-
ed to be charged last night. (KF)
JENSEN LA VENDE
An Arima man granted
bail on Wednesday after
being charged for sexual
offence, was killed at his
home yesterday, in what
police believe was an act
According to police,
around 2 pm Baliram
Ramoutar, 43, of Temple
Village, Blanchisseuse Road,
Arima, was sitting in his
gallery when a man walked
up to him and shot him.
Ramoutar collapsed in the gallery and died. Police
said apart from the sexual offence matter, Ramoutar
was not known to be involved in any criminal activity.
He is the second man to be murdered at his home
within 24 hours.
According to police, Virgil Moe, 47, of St John
Street, East Dry River, was at his home around 9.45
pm Wednesday night when residents heard gunshots
and later found the port worker dead. Police said Moe
was not known to be involved in any criminal activity
and had no information about a possible motive.
Speaking with the media at the Forensic Science
Centre, St James, yesterday, Moe s relatives said he
was not a violent man or had been involved in any
confrontation with anyone that would suggest why
he was killed.
They said that nothing from the man s home was
stolen and since he lived alone, there was no way the
killers could have mistaken him for someone else.
A female friend of Moe, Brenda James, said he was
a jovial and outspoken person who was always talking
and making jokes with people.
"He was in his towel, when someone called him
out of his home. They used to call him Yankee
because he went to the US as a child and returned
with an accent. He loved music.
"I live nearby and I heard when the gunshots ring
out. My message to the killers is that it is time for
them to stop the senseless killing. It is only when it
reach home they will really know how much it hurts,"
Moe s daughter and only child, Kimberly Moe, said
her father s killing is a shock to the family and com-
"This is shocking because we never thought he
would die by the gun. He never lived by the gun. He
never held a gun in his whole life. We doubting is a
case of mistaken identity because they called him out
of his house," Moe said.
In another unrelated killing police are still searching
for a motive in the shooting death of Lutchman Ram-
garib, 27, who was killed on Tuesday night.
Police said his killer/killers waited for him to exit
a nearby mini-mart before ambushing him and killing
Police said Ramgarib, who lived at Sooknanan Trace,
Aranguez, had just stepped out of the business place
around 8.30 pm when residents said they heard gun-
shots outside the grocery at John Dulan Street,
Aranguez. Police said he was taken to the Eric Williams
Medical Complex and died around 9.10 pm.
The three killings and that of a 27-year-old Siparia
man have pushed the murder toll to 67 for the year,
19 more than the corresponding period last year.
Cops seen over body
of murdered man
Kester Ramsey...shot dead.
On Saturday, residents of Belle Vue,
Long Circular, were angered over the
police killing of Sheldon "Mek Mek"
Bernard, 42. Police said they
attempted to search Bernard but he
ran away and shot at them. However,
residents said he had no gun.
On Sunday, Princes Town cashier
Kenton Keevin Williams was shot dead
while walking along Ramdhanie Road,
Indian Walk. He was shot dead in a
crossfire between police officers and
gunmen who were shooting at a man's
3 more killings push murder toll to 67
Accused sex offender
shot dead in Arima
4 held after $m jewelry heist
Eyewitness: They watched him die
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