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SKYON POLYCARBONATE AWNINGS
JENSEN LA VENDE
Two weeks ago 21-year-old
Jau-Pierre Jack tied a noose
around his neck in an attempt to
hang himself but was stopped by
His friends, however, were
unable to save him from a gunman
who shot him at close range, once
in the chest and once in the head,
on Thursday night at Bagatelle,
Jack s adopted mother, who he
called aunty out of respect, Cher-
rieann Zamore said he had a trou-
bled childhood with his mother
dying when he was three and
father six years later. It was after
his father died that Zamore, Jack s
one time pre-school teacher took
on the role of his mother.
Zamore who spoke at the scene
of the killing at Savannah #2, said
Jack spent three years at the Youth
Training Centre (YTC) and not too
long after he was released, he was
re-arrested for robbing Donna
Mitchell. He spent seven months
on remand before he could access
bail four months ago.
Zamore said Jack visited her
home on Thursday night and told
her that he was like the prodigal
son who had returned with noth-
ing, begging for forgiveness.
Zamore said Jack promised her
that he would make retribution
for his sins and was willing to work
and repay those he wronged.
"He sounded disoriented, it was
not like him at all. He was very
good in sports, but you know the
choices you make in life," Zamore
said adding that Jack last told her
he was going by his cousin.
Zamore s mother Phyllis Zamore,
who Jack affectionately called
"granny" said that the family "tried
hard with him." She advised youths
to "wake up" and live for Jesus as
he could be the best friend anyone
could have. While on the scene
villagers were heard saying "anoth-
er one gone."
According to police reports res-
idents of Savannah #2 Bagatelle
heard several loud explosions on
Thursday night but no one checked
to see what had happened.
Around 9.15 am yesterday a
group of Community-based Envi-
ronmental Protection and
Enhancement Programme (Cepep)
workers were at a nearby river
when they found Jack s body.
The murder toll now stands at
117 and for the same period last
year the toll was 107.
Police suspect robbery in the murder of Rio Claro
auto body repairman Kishore Sookdeo, who was
discovered dead at his home yesterday morning.
Investigators said a large sum of money was missing
from Sookdeo s apartment and were probing whether
he was being monitored by a client or someone from
the area. Police said Sookdeo, 45, who operated J s
Auto Body Works at his Cadiz Road, Deep Ravine
Village home, was discovered dead around 10.30 am
by his landlord s son, Akiel Mohammed.
According to reports, Sookdeo s landlord Azard
Mohammed last saw him working on a vehicle around
5 pm on Thursday. Yesterday when a client visited
A Chaguanas man s daring
attempt to escape the law resulted
in him being shot during a
shootout with police at his home.
Central Division police led by
Snr Supt Johnny Abraham and Insp
Terrence Williams swooped down
around 4.30 am at Pierre Trace,
Enterprise, where the suspect
pointed his gun at them.
After threats to them failed, the
gunman then shot at them twice,
but missed. An officer returned fire
and he was shot once in the leg.
He was taken to the Chaguanas
Health Centre where he was treated
and discharged into police custody.
Abraham said police were exe-
cuting an arrest warrant on the
suspect, who is facing a five-year
sentence for possession of arms
and ammunition and robbery.
It was part of a police operation,
which began at 4 am and ended at
10 am, with help from Northern
Division s Guard and Emergency
Branch, Central Division s Task
Force and CID and the police K9
Nineteen people, including three
women, were arrested and police
found a homemade shotgun and a
pistol. Abraham said since 2012,
crime had been reduced by 60 per
cent in Central Trinidad. He attrib-
uted the reduction to increased road
blocks, other exercises and police
efforts to target the hardened crim-
inals in the area.
Sookdeo s garage, he found the gates locked and
called out to him. The client then walked up to
Sookdeo s apartment and saw his feet at through
the bedroom door. When Sookdeo did not respond
to further calls, Mohammed sent Akiel to check in
the apartment and he found him lying motionless
on a blood soaked mattress.
Rio Claro police led by ASP Odette Lewis, Insp
Fitzgerald George, Insp Wayne Doodhai and Sgt
Nizamoodeen Mohammed along with Eastern Divi-
sion Homicide responded. Investigators said Sookdeo
had been shot through the ear at close range. No
bullets were recovered at the scene.
Checks with neighbours revealed little as no one
could recall hearing any gunshots or seeing anyone
entering Sookdeo s apartment. Police said Sookdeo,
who lived alone, had moved to the community from
Penal months ago. They said he no children and
rarely had visitors.
Up to late yesterday, Rio Claro police were trying
to locate his relatives.
Robbery suspected in murder
of Rio Claro straightener
Suspect shot in leg
during police exercise
Central stats for serious crime
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