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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Man shot in the
head while asleep
A part-time fisherman of Foster Road, Sangre Grande
was shot and killed at his apartment while he slept in
the early hours yesterday.
Garth Sansand, a father of four, was shot on his
head and neck and succumbed to his injuries while
undergoing emergency surgery at Sangre Grande
District Hospital around 4.30 am.
Police reported that around 1.30 am, Sansand
was asleep with his 18-year-old girlfriend at
their Stables Apartment on Marchack Street.
The woman girlfriend told investigators
that she startled by heard explosions and saw
blood oozing from Sansand’s head and neck.
She called the Sangre Grande police and
EHS ambulance. Sansand was still alive and
muttered some words to her, which she barely
understood, investigators said.
Sgt Kirt Douglas, PC Rodney and WPC Al-
dolphus of Sangre Grande Traffic Branch re-
sponded took the injured man to the nearby
Sangre Grande Hospital.
Police recovered two spent shells at the scene
of the shooting.
WPC Seenath of Sangre Grande CID is contin-
The killing has taken the murder toll to 48.
Less than two days after he drowned while
attempting to retrieve a ball for a group of
children, La Brea rigger David Mayers’ body
A report stated that a passer-by was walking
along Clifton Hill Beach, Point Fortin spotted
the body around 6 am.
Cpl Rajkumar and officers from the Point For-
tin Police Station responded and saw May-
ers’ body on the shoreline, not too far
from where he had disappeared under
On Sunday, Mayers, 26 of Majouba
Road, Point D’Or was liming with
friends at the beach. Around 3 pm,
he noticed that a beach ball had got
away from a group of children play-
ing in the water.
Mayers, who was said to be a good
swimmer, swam out after the ball. But
was too far,
around. As he
neared the shore,
he went under the
water and never
searched the beach
but when Mayers
could not be
Coast Guard. Divers searched the
waters on Sunday and yesterday,
using the current patterns of where
a body would usually drift. But as
Mayers was found near the same
spot he drowned, investigators
suspect that he may have gotten
stuck between some rocks. Police
said there were rocks near the area
where the ball had drifted.
Tattoo clue can
Police are hopeful that a tattoo
found on the body of man can help
them identify the bodies of two peo-
ple which were dumped in Cunupia
The bodies were found wrapped in a
sheet at the side of Mt Plasir Road.
Police believe the victims were killed
elsewhere and dumped shortly before the
discovery was made.
Central Division officers said the man had
the name “Kenny” tattooed on his left hand
along with a deck of cards.
The woman had no tattoos or any other no-
table markings on her body that may assist in
identifying her. The man of African descent and
the woman of East Indian descent were found
around 5.15 pm.
Injured man dies
A 28-year-old man of Valencia
succumbed to gunshot inju-
ries one month after he was
shot on his head and neck at
a bar in the district.
Zion Cruickshank, of
Flamboyant Crescent Drive,
had been warded at Sangre
Grande Hospital suffering
from brain injuries. He died
Police reported that on
December 15, last year Cruick-
shank was liming at Copper’s
Bar, Old Valencia Road, when he was shot. Sgt Pierre
of Valencia Police post is continuing investigation.
Labourer gets $300,000
bail on gun charges
Almost a year after he allegedly shot a man, Daniel
Chinhing was granted $300,000 on five charges
arising out of the incident.
Chinhing, 20, a labourer, also has to report twice
a week at the police station as a condition of his bail.
He appeared before Senior Magistrate Cher-
ril-Anne Antoine in the San Fernando First Court in
connection with the incident which took place on
July 15, 2017, at Stanleyville, Ste Madeleine.
The charges included wounding Jamal Flamant
with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm, pos-
session of firearm and ammunition and possession of
firearm and ammunition to endanger lives.
The charges were laid by Sgt Sankar.
Represented by a attorney Anand Misir,
Chinhing admitted that last year he was fined
$6,000 for possession of ammunition and
$1,500 for possession of marijuana.
Prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said Flamant
was treated for gunshot wounds at the
hospital, but has since been discharged.
The magistrate remarked, “I always say
to the youths if your family isn’t involved
in certain activities why are you being
charged with these offences.”
The matter was adjourned to February 5.
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