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Less than three months after
he was wounded in a shooting, a
27-year-old former murder
accused was shot dead in
Beetham Gardens, Laventille, on
According to reports, around
8.45 pm, Jovan "Doogoo" Maxwell,
of Pelican Extension, Morvant, and
a friend were driving west along
the Priority Bus Route.
Police said when the two men
reached near Sixth Street, Beetham
Gardens, a gunman began shooting
at the vehicle.
Maxwell, who was seated in the
front passenger seat, was hit several
times in his stomach.
His friend was not injured and
drove directly to the Besson Street
Police Station where he reported
the incident to police.
Maxwell was taken to the Port-
of-Spain General Hospital but was
pronounced dead on arrival.
Investigators said yesterday that
Maxwell was a well known gang
member and an affiliate of several
gang leaders in Laventille. Homi-
cide detectives have classified his
murder as gang related.
On May 2, Maxwell was shot in
his face while driving with Beverly
Nurse, the widow of slain Laven-
tille community leader Mark Guer-
ra.Less than two weeks later, 38-
year-old Nurse, of John John,
Laventille, was shot dead in front
of a shop at her home.
At the time of Nurse s murder,
Maxwell was recovering at hospital,
from injuries from the previous
In March last year, Maxwell was
acquitted of the murder of 18-
year-old Carenage resident Darryl
Lewis by a 12-member jury in the
Port-of-Spain High Court.
Lewis, of L Anse Mitan Road,
Carenage, died after he was shot
in the head in an incident at Upper
Espinet Street, Calvary Hill, Mor-
vant, on August 23, 2004.
Before he was eventually acquit-
ted, Maxwell spent almost eight
years in remand and faced two
previous trials. His first trial result-
ed in a hung jury, while his first
retrial was aborted shortly after it
The murder toll for the year
stood at 195 up to late yesterday.
Senior Supt John Daniel and
detectives of the Region One
Homicide Bureau are probing
Maxwell s murder.
slain at Beetham
A lone gunman opened fire on
mourners at a wake for Darron
Dyer in Monkey Town, Barrack-
pore, on Tuesday night, killing
one man and injuring two others,
including the sister of Dyer.
The dead man has been iden-
tified as Keith Lingum, 52, of
Cemetery Street, Third Branch
Road, Monkey Town.
The injured, who are warded at
San Fernando General Hospital,
are Crystal Dyer, sister of Darron
Dyer---who was shot to death on
Sunday night---and Shaquille Jones.
Crystal, 32, was shot on the but-
tocks, while Jones was shot on the
The drama started around 11.30
pm, as the lone gunman pulled up
along Cemetery Street, where the
wake was in progress.
The gunman, wearing a white
hat and black clothing, came out
a grey Mitsibushi and started firing
wildly at the mourners, who were
playing cards and liming. Mourners
started scampering for safety.
A single bullet struck Lingum
in his head. He stumbled onto the
roadway and was run over by a
A post-mortem performed by
forensic pathologist Dr Valerie
Alendrov showed that Lingum died
as a result of a single bullet wound
to the head and serious injuries
about his body, as a result of the
accident. Darron Dyer, 30, was shot
several times about the body while
in the company of friends outside
a neighbour s house on Sunday.
His sister, Petal, found him on
the roadway around 10.50 pm that
night with gunshot wounds to the
chest and abdomen. He died before
either police or ambulance arrived.
Investigations into the two inci-
dents are continuing.
1 killed, 2 injured as gunman
opens fire during wake
Kadeem Browne demonstrates his football skills during the Harvard Sports
club's annual Sports Vacation Camp on Serpentine Road, Port-of-Spain,
yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
Two police officers from the South-
ern Division were attacked by a man
when they responded to a domestic
violence call on Tuesday night.
Officers WPC Ali and PC Gonzales
had responded to the call in Sennon
Village, Quinam Road, Siparia.
When they arrived on the scene
around 11.30 pm, they were attacked
by a man.
Ali received injuries to her leg while
Gonzales was bitten twice on a forearm.
The man was subsequently subdued
Several charges are expected to be
laid against him, including assault and
The two officers received medical
attention and are receiving counselling.
Cops attacked after
domestic violence call
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