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Nicholas Gajadhar, 27, who sur-
vived being shot multiples times
six years ago, is once more fighting
for his life after being shot multiple
Gajadhar, who was released
from prison less than two weeks
ago, was shot several times in the
head, chest and stomach during an
incident in Mon Repos on Saturday
At around 9.45 pm, Gajadhar, of
Ste Madeleine, was standing near
Building 11 of the Housing Develop-
ment Corporation apartment com-
plex on the Naparima Mayaro Road
when he was approached by a man
dressed in a camouflage jacket and
The man pointed a gun at Ga-
jadhar and opened fire. As the vic-
tim fell on the ground, the gunman
ran off. Gajadhar was taken to the
San Fernando General Hospital
where he is warded in critical con-
Police recovered 15 spent 9 mm
calibre shells at the scene. They
are yet to determine a motive for
the shooting but said Gajadhar was
known to them and had several
In March 2012, Gajadhar was
among several patrons liming at
Charlie’s Bar on Pointe-a-Pierre
Road, San Fernando when three
gunmen came out of a car, entered
the bar and shot him several times.
Cpl Sookram is investigating Sat-
The bullet riddled body of a URP
worker was found by police in Fyz-
abad on Saturday night.
Acting on an anonymous tip off
called in to the Fyzabad Police Sta-
tion at around 11 pm, officers went
to Gowers Well Road where they
found the body of Andre Sydney, a
father of one.
Investigators suspect his death to
be drug related but Sydney’s neigh-
bours at Pond Street, La Romaine,
said they did not know him to be
involved in drugs. One resident said
Sydney was originally from Fyzabad
and moved into the area with his
siblings after his grandparents died.
No one was at the victim’s home
when the T&T Guardian visited yes-
Investigations are continuing.
In another incident, at around
9.30 pm on Saturday, a senior fire
officer was at his home in Mon
Repos when two men entered and
announced a hold up. The intrud-
ers stole a quantity of cash and
jewelry and beat the 54-year-old of-
ficer about his head and body. He
is warded at the San Fernando Gen-
eral Hospital in stable condition.
PC Bicano is investigating.
Bar owner fatally
shot during robbery
Sangre Grande recorded its first
murder for the year on Saturday
night when bar owner Ashram
Persad was shot during a robbery
at his business place.
The 49-year-old father of three
died at the Sangre Grande Hospi-
tal shortly after he was attacked
by two gunmen, their faces cov-
ered by bandanas, who held up
Dogie’s Bar on the Manzanilla
Road. The robbers escaped with
an undisclosed sum of cash.
Police said two employees and
a patron were at the bar with Per-
sad at around 7.45 pm when the
armed men entered the building.
They locked one of the employ-
ees in the stockroom and forced
the other to lie face down on the
floor. The lone patron was chased
out of the bar.
Persad, who was behind the
bar selecting music, did not see
what was taking place right away.
When he looked up, one of the
gunmen shot him twice in the
abdomen. When he fell to the
ground, the gunmen took his
brief case which contained an
undisclosed sum of money and
emptied the cash register. They
fired shots in the air as they ran
out of the bar into a side street
before escaping in a waiting ve-
Persad was still alive and was
calling for his son when police
arrived on the scene. PCs Rob-
ert Joshua and Buchoon of the
Manzanilla Police Post took him
to hospital in their police vehicle.
At the victim’s home where
tents were being erected yester-
day, relatives, neighbours and
friends gathered to offer condo-
Persad’s brother, Guyan, com-
plained about the treatment given
to his critically injured brother at
the hospital. He said there were
no attendants on duty and the
policemen who transported him
to the accident and emergency
department had to assist in lifting
and turning him so he could be
attended to by a doctor.
Persad’s widow, overcome with
grief, could only say: “He was a
great father and husband.”
His older daughter Alexia, 19,
who will be entering university
later this year, said her father was
a role model to his children.
“He was most happy when I got
the most awards at North Eastern
College graduation,” she said.
His younger daughter, Celina is
in Sixth Form and son Rainer is in
Police said footage from CCTV
camera is being reviewed. Visit-
ing the murder scene were ASP
Joseph, Insp. Lutchman, Sgt
Christopher Fuentes of Homicide
Bureau Region 11, Arouca and PCs
Roberts Buchoon and others. Sgt
Fuentes is continuing investiga-
A post mortem will be done at
the Forensic Science Centre in St
Guard gunned down
at fast food outlet
Robbers shot dead a security guard at
a Church’s Chicken outlet at the newly
opened O’Meara Plaza in Arima on Sat-
urday night after they became enraged
that they were unable to open the cash
Grieving relatives and friends of the
victim, Kurt Monticeux, 42, of Build-
ing 15, Maloney, described his killing as
senseless and a “wicked act.”
Police said at around 7.30 pm two
gunmen entered the fast food outlet
and demanded money. However, the
cashiers ran to the back and locked
themselves in a bathroom. When the
gunmen realised they could not open
the cash register or get any money, they
shot Monticeux several times, before
making their escape.
When the T&T Guardian visited the
victim’s home in Maloney yesterday,
a cousin said the last time he saw him
alive was on Saturday as he was leaving
“I saw him right before he went to
work because I am a security guard also.
He was a real decent person ...a church-
man who used to go to work and come
home,” he said.
“He didn’t have any wife or children.
He used to live with his father but his fa-
ther passed away and it was him alone.”
The cousin said Monticeux was a tal-
ented artist who was well known for his
drawings and paintings.
A neighbour described Monticeux
was a “very nice fella” who was not in
any “bacchanal” with anybody.
“He never used to interfere with any-
one. If I coming up the stairs and I have
any bags in my hands he would always
help me ...not only me but anybody.
“We lost somebody really good be-
cause the entire building saying they
didn’t have to kill him. What they kill
him for? They vex because they didn’t
get any money so they kill him. We real
hurt about it and we are really sad,” she
Police said they are working on cer-
tain leads and are reviewing CCTV foot-
age from the scene.
Ashram Persad, with his wife Patricia, son Rainer, and daughters Alexia and Celina during the christmas season.
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