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Shervon Lewis last few hours alive was
spent arranging with his mechanic to sell
an old car and discussing with relatives
his intention of selling his $50,000 gold
chain to purchase a new car.
Around 6.45 pm he left his Cane Farm,
Trincity, home to buy doubles along the
Eastern Main Road, in the carpark of LB s
Supermarket wearing the chain.
One relative saw him and did not advise
him to take it off saying his response would
have been "Don t jumbie me."
Police said around 7 pm, two men accosted
Lewis demanding the chain. He refused and
attempted to fight them off, where upon
he was shot repeatedly.
The men snatched off the chain, as Lewis
fell to the ground, fired two shots in the air
and fled the scene, an eyewitness told police.
Speaking with the media at the Forensic
Science Centre, St James, yesterday, Lewis
father, Erwin, said he had spoken to Lewis
about selling the chain because of the esca-
lating crime situation but his son did not
take heed. He added that life in this country
seemed so worthless now that you can be
killed for anything.
"I used to say Boy, what you going out
with that chain for? You know how much
that chain worth? About $50,000. You
wearing a chain worth that much and them
fellas know the value of them kinda things,
in this time, they not coming to ask no
"I hear the fellas just walk up to him
while he was eating doubles and just Bow
About four shots they hit him. I m sorry
police didn t hear them shots and deal with
them the same way. I don t know why they
can t stop killing people," Erwin said, as he
paced the parking lot.
"I don t know what going on in this coun-
try. People have to get their act together.
People saying that the youths desperate,
but they don t want to work, they don t
want to train. They just want to take people
things. So you have something of value and
you have to hide it away," his father said.
A female relative of the murdered Agri-
culture Ministry employee interjected, say-
ing she spoke with Lewis hours before his
death and ironically they spoke of the crime
situation and a recent murder in La Hor-
Police said they intend to review footage
from nearby cameras to assist them in solv-
ing this murder and pleaded with anyone
with useful information to come forward.
The Police Complaints
Authority (PCA) has launched
an independent investigation
into the shooting of a Penal man
by an off-duty police officer at
a gas station on Sunday night.
The PCA is now calling on
members of the public who wit-
nessed the incident to come for-
In a release issued by the PCA s
Communication Unit, the author-
ity stated that it was aware of
media reports of a shooting
involving a police officer and
Franklyn Lewis at an NP Quik
Shoppe in Debe on Sunday.
"The PCA is aware of articles
and reports in the media of the
shooting of an individual by an
off-duty officer of the TTPS," the
"Pursuant to the functions of
the Police Complaints Authority
Act, the PCA has initiated an
independent investigation into
the incident. In this regard we
are asking for any witnesses or
persons with information to the
incident to kindly contact the
Lewis uncle, Tyrone Clarke,
said in an interview yesterday his
nephew was still in the Intensive
Care Unit at the San Fernando
General Hospital. Lewis, 31, was
shot eight times at close range
during the incident.
Clarke said he was happy to
hear that an investigation is in
"I am happy to hear that
because that is what we want,"
"But I blocked the Latchoos
Road in Penal this morning (yes-
terday) and some people burnt
tyres...if we not seeing justice for
my nephew, I will block every
road in Penal."
Anyone with information on the
incident is asked to contact 800-
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shot dead for $50,000 chain
Murder victim Shervon Lewis who was killed
for his gold chain.
PCA to probe gas station shooting
Franklyn Lewis at the Intensive Care Unit
of the San Fernando General Hospital.
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The body of an unidentified
man was found at Upper Seventh
Avenue, Malick, Barataria, yes-
Police said the body had no vis-
ible signs of violence and there
was no blood near the corpse.
Police said the man was found
wearing a white vest, black three-
quarter pants and black sneakers
at the side of the road by residents
around 1 pm.
Speaking with CNC3 shortly
after the body was found, a res-
ident Ronnie Ragbir said his
daughter alerted him of the man s
body. When he checked the man,
he noticed a cut to his face and
no other injuries.
Ragbir said the man was not
known to him.
He added that emergency health
officers examined the body and
found no pulse before leaving.
Police from the nearby San Juan
Sub Station and Barataria police
Unidentified body found at Malick
Two security guards attached
to All Pro Security Company were
arrested at their workplace yes-
terday, in connection with the
abduction and rape of a 22-year-
old Arima woman.
According to police, the guards,
both in their early 30s, were held
as suspects after the woman
reported that two security guards
picked her up on the Priority Bus
Route on Easter Monday while she
was awaiting transportation.
The woman claimed the men
took her to various locations before
pulling into a secluded area in
Arima where they took turns raping
her. The woman was then threat-
ened and dropped off near a gas
Police said one of the suspects
had at least eight outstanding war-
rants for similar offences, as well
as assault and robbery. The other
man has a clean criminal record
with no warrants for his arrest.
The men are from Mt Lambert and
St Joseph and are now expected to
be placed on identification parades.
Another security guard was
arrested and released last week in
relation to the incident, but police
said he was not positively identified
by the victim and his alibi proved
to be valid. Investigations are con-
Security guards on abduction, rape charge
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