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Man named in
murder hoax now
fears for safety
An Enterprise man was yesterday fearful that someone
was trying to set him up to be killed.
The accusation was made by Sherlan Bailey, who con-
tacted the media after it was reported he was one of
the men who had been killed during the shooting spree
Bailey contacted the media after photos of what ap-
peared to be a man shot dead were circulated on social
media with information captions which suggested he
was the person.
Speaking with the T&T Guardian at his home yes-
terday afternoon, however, a very alive Bailey said he
was shocked and in disbelief to see his photo and name
appearing on various news sites.
The 42-year-old said he was now fearful for his life
and wondering whether he may soon be killed.
"Whoever did this to me is very irresponsible and I am
alive and well. In fact, I work very hard on the road. I take
children to school and pick them up and take them to their
respective homes. I am not involved in any questionable
activity and wonder how it is that my picture and name
could be spread all over saying I was killed. It makes no
sense and it have my children crying all in school and
thing," Bailey said.
"I am in no gang thing. I am living for my family. In fact
I am also a dedicated father and my daughter already
has eight distinctions in CXC and aiming for more qual-
ifications. This is frightening. So many people saw me
today and say I am like a ghost walking. A dead man
walking. It is worrying." ---RD
Ramdeen: Area a war zone
By the time Government builds a police
station in Enterprise, Chaguanas, there
will be nobody left UNC Senator Gerald
Ramdeen said yesterday.
He made the comment during his contri-
bution in the Senate, after National Security
Minister Edmund Dillon had earlier said Gov-
ernment's intended to construct a station in
the area in its drive to arrest the worsening
crime and gang problem there.
Criticising the People's National Movement
Government for failing to understand the pain
of those whose loved ones were killed, Ram-
deen said, "By the time they build the police
station in Enterprise there will be nobody left.
"Enterprise is like a war zone. On Friday
night (last) you hearing bullets all over the
place. The police and army posts are about
100 feet away from where five people were
killed since Friday."
He said over the last two and a half years
the murder rate rapidly rose and other crimes
also showed increases.
Saying the Government clearly had no
plan to fight crime, Ramdeen also criticised
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for flying
off on vacation at a time when the country
"The Government needs to hold their head
in collective shame. The buck stops with the
PM. Almost 12 murders in one week and we
have heard nothing from our PM. It makes
you wonder whether we have a PM," he said.
"When Enterprise is burning where is the
PM? When Arima is burning where is the PM?
The PM is jetting off to Huston."
He said when one looked looked at the
faces of the families of the warring gangs in
Enterprise they saw hate, bitterness, acrimo-
ny and animosity, adding that the area was
completely out of control.
Ramdeen also denounced this country's
slow judicial process. He said six years after
four-year-old Amy Emily Annamunthodo was
tortured and beaten to death, her stepfather
Marlon King, who was convicted and sen-
tenced to death, had not even had his sentence
carried out as the notes of appeal were not
yet prepared by the court.
Witness to Sylvan's murder killed at wake
Unease in Enterprise
Enterprise,Chaguanas resident Pat-
rick Isles was killed because he saw
the gunman who killed Sylvan Alexis
in front of his home at Francois Street
This was the belief of Isles' relatives yes-
terday. A close female relative, who did not
want to be identified, said after Alexis was
killed, he (Isles) told her he would not live
past yesterday because he had a gut feel-
ing gunmen would come after him because
they knew he could identify Alexis' killer.
Isles was attending Alexis' wake on
Monday night when a gunman walked up
to him and opened fire around 10.15 pm.
Isles attempted to run after he was shot but
slumped onto the roadway at the corner
of Palm Drive and Francois Street where
he died. Two others who were standing
nearby -- Selwyn Warner and Roy Browne,
were wounded in the attack.
Warner and Browne were taken to the
Chaguanas Health Facility where they were
treated. Warner remained hospitalised
yesterday while Browne was discharged.
A relative of one of the wounded men,
who wished not to be identified, said he
could not handle the situation.
"I could have been killed here tonight
(Monday night) and my brother could have
been killed, but nobody not taking us on
here, nobody going all out to protect us out
here. This is too much, too much to bear."
Another resident, who seemed intoxi-
cated, on spotting a police vehicle, began
shouting at the police that he would get
a weapon and shoot everyone he thought
was responsible for the murders and
"All yuh police is stupidy. All yuh not
protecting we at all. We have to get up and
do for we self."
The man's relative was also shot and
wounded on Monday night, the T&T
Guardian was told.
The man was eventually held by the po-
lice and placed in the vehicle. One officer
said he would have been left to cool down
and released without any charge as they
understood the emotional state the man
Isles was the second murder victim af-
ter Alexis, who was the brother of reputed
gang leader Selwyn "Robocop" Alexis, who
was himself killed last year on July 17 while
at his business place at Freedom Street in
On Sunday, Marvin Allan was gunned
down as he came out his vehicle at John
Investigating officers believe all three
murders were related although it was said
that Alexis' murder was the a result of a
robbery gone sour.
However, residents in the area strongly
believe all murders and shootings are gang
related and added that they suspect the
rival gang in the Crown Trace area -- the
Unruly Isis -- are responsible for the es-
calating gang warfare in the area.
"It is a known fact that when Robocop
was killed that the Unruly's were respon-
sible and they said that his entire family
would be wiped out and all who were close
to Robocop, that they all will be killed. So
all these killings are really no surprise to
us because it was said that it will happen.
It is now that we have to worry about who
is next," one resident said.
Another resident, who has lived in the
area for the past 45 years, called for the
immediate intervention of soldiers and for
a special unit police to be posted on every
street and every corner of Enterprise.
"All these shootings and murders getting
too ridiculous and it has to stop now and
the only way that could happen is if these
young men who carry guns see that the
police and soldiers not making any joke
and they would not be allowed to escape,"
the elderly resident said.
On Monday night after Isles' murder,
police were seen stationed at John Street
and Francois Street. However, the officers
said they were not sure how long they
would be stationed there.
Yesterday there were several reports of
gunfire throughout the day and police of-
ficers on patrol confirmed they received
those reports but found this to be people
were shooting up in the air in different
areas in Enterprise.
Bullet in the
head for man
Dillon Kerdal Grant, also
known as Fox, 42, of Dass
Trace, Enterprise, was
forced by a gunman to
run for his life yesterday
He was eventually cor-
nered in a resident's yard at
Joseph Lane, near Lamont
Street, and shot in the head.
He was taken to the Cha-
guanas Health Facility where
he died while undergoing treatment.
The incident happened at about 11 am, just a stone's
throw away from where police officers are temporary
posted at John Street.
There were two theories to Grant's murder. The first
one suggests he was a member of the Unruly Isis gang
and was killed by a rival gang member. In fact, people
were rumoured to have called him by the nickname Isis.
This was yesterday confirmed by his common-law-wife
Kimberly Jaikaran, 29, who noted that whilst he was
nicknamed "Isis" by some of the young men in the En-
terprise area, "he was never involved in any gun thing,
shootings or gangs."
"He used to always get lock up for selling weed and
cocaine in Chaguanas with another female friend, but
he was never in no gang thing. I knew him for 11 years
and we only began to live together in a common-law
relationship for the past 14 months," Jaikaran, who is
almost two months pregnant, said.
But Jaikaran had a second theory surrounding Grant's
murder. She claimed he was killed because he confronted
a man in the area who harassed her almost on a daily
basis, especially during the period when Grant was in
prison since last October to about one month ago.
She said Grant left their house as 10 am saying he
was going to his his mother's house for bush to make
medicine for his baby, who had a bad cold. She said she
later heard gunshots. ---RD
Undertakers remove the body of Patrick Isles after he was killed in Enterprise, Chaguanas,
on Monday night. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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