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Already on the run for two murders and
wanted by police for several weeks, Jason
Khan told relatives he was not going to sur-
render or flee the country but was ready to
die at the hands of police.
Khan, who was being sought for the murders
of Lloyd Ramkissoon, 47, and his son, Ryan
Ramkissoon, 19, of Langusta Trace, Toco Main
Road, Balandra, on May 13, eventually stuck
by his word as he was killed in a stand-off
with police at a house in Sangre Grande last
Police Constable Darrin Francis was shot
in the left arm during that stand-off and doc-
tors are still trying to save it.
In a video clip shared on social media of
the police stand-off with Khan, Inspector
Roger Alexander is heard calling on him to
surrender to police after the house was sur-
After a few moments, the officers stormed
the house and gunshots are heard, the officers
appearing nervous at the sound of gunshots.
The video then shows a motionless Khan in
a black pair of pants on the ground as two
guns --- a shotgun and a pistol --- were seized
Speaking with the media at the Forensic
Science Centre, St James, yesterday, Khan s
brother, Ricardo Dalipsingh, said his sibling
was not the monster he was made out to be
following the stand-off.
He said it was he who had told Khan that
the father and son duo had been killed last
month and on hearing it, Khan had expressed
remorse. Khan, he said, even sent $20,000 to
pay for the funeral of the two men who were
once his neighbours.
Dalipsingh said his brother never intended
to kill the men. However, he claimed Khan s
vehicle was blocked and he (Khan) was
chopped in the head by someone from a group
of about six during the incident and he fired
into the crowd that was attacking him and
"He thought he just shoot them. It was
only when I call him and he was like Yo, two
people dead he was like What? He couldn t
believe they had died," Dalipsingh said.
"He didn t go to kill them he was just going
tit-for-tat. They beat him and chop him and
he just try to injure them likewise. But when
he find out they dead he tell me he is done
41 years and he not going to spend the rest
of his life in jail and he not giving up himself.
"He done made up his mind. I ask if he
leaving the country he said no, he staying here
normal. He will live out how much other days
he have here," Dalipsingh added.
Attack led to shootings
Dalipsingh claimed his brother was defend-
ing himself during the incident which led to
the murders of the father and son in May.
"... the thing about it that hurtful for me,
is if them boys didn t go and chop Jason in
the head, none of this would have happened.
They look for their own death at the end of
the day," he said.
"The boy (Khan) had everything. He have
vehicles, money, everything. They corner him
because his pit bull did get away and come
and bite up one of them dog and now the
dogs and them living and everybody dead,"
Dalipsingh said his brother refused to sur-
render and be jailed even after assurances that
he would be taken care of in prison and a
lawyer would be provided for him.
"When he shoot the police he call us. He
said I now shoot a policeman and I get shoot
myself and this is it here. My sister tell him,
to give up but he say nah girl, this is it here.
He said he get shoot already and we didn t
even ask him where, we was just worried about
him," Dalipsingh said.
"By time we fly up the road we hear he was
done dead. At the end of the day he shoot ah
police. He didn t suffer or anything and he
went out how he wanted to go out."
He added his brother was a farmer who
ended up in a bad situation and was not a
common thug as he was being made out to
be in media reports.
He said when his brother, who he described
as a loving generous man, was on the run it
was a hard time for the family. He said Khan,
a father of an 18-year-old woman, did not
want to be like another relative languishing
in prison charged with murder but wanted to
Police said yesterday that doctors operated
on Constable Francis arm over the weekend
and were still hoping to save it. However, the
possibility exists that even if they do save it
he will not have full mobility.
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Startled by the sound of
another vehicle s horn, 26-year-
old Christopher Lewis acceler-
ated after stopping at the Trinci-
ty traffic lights and slammed
into a vehicle in front of him,
resulting in his death and the
injury of another driver.
The accident, according to
police, took place around 7 am
on Sunday. Less than one hour
later, the aspiring events manager
was pronounced dead at the Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Com-
Recalling the moment she was
told of her son s death, Marceline
Shawah said officers came to her
home at Fairley Street, Tunapuna,
and told her from reports taken
from eyewitnesses, it appeared
Lewis had stopped at the lights
and then sped off after it turned
green, crashing into the back of
Speaking with the media at
the Forensic Science Centre, St
James, Shawah said officers sug-
gested that her child might have
fallen asleep at the wheel and
was startled by the honking of
a horn. None of the officers who
spoke with her, she said, could
say for certain what happened.
According to the official police
report, the accident occurred at
7.05 am on Sunday along the
Trincity. Lewis was heading east
along the highway when he
stopped at the traffic lights near
the Trincity intersection. Some-
time after he slammed into the
back of another vehicle driven
by Denzil Ramdath.
Recalling her son s life, Shawah
said he was a loving son. She
said anyone who came in contact
with him loved him as he had
something in him to which peo-
ple were drawn.
"He had a style about him, he
understood human nature and
didn t like disrespect, being the
receiving end or giving. He has
a lot of friends and everyone who
I spoke to is relaying to me the
same story, that he was very
approachable and had that ability
to love regardless of who you are,"
Shawah said her son was on
his way home after working since
the night before at a nightclub
Lewis death took the road
fatality figures to 72 for the year.
He didn't want to rot in jail
GETTING IT RIGHT
In an article on June 6, headlined "My Dance
with Death," it was incorrectly reportedly that
Clifford Tardieu is the owner of TriniTuner. In
fact, Duane Boodasingh and Daren Dhoray are
owners of TriniTuner Ltd and the website
TriniTuner.com. We apologise for the error.
Cops suspect crash victim fell asleep
Sibling claims wanted man killed two by mistake...
for 11TH JULY, 2016
Ricardo Dalipsingh at the Forensic Science
Centre, Long Circular, St James, yesterday.
PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
Accident victim Christopher
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