Youth, 24, killed in shootout identified
Friday, August 10 2012
Central Division investigators yesterday identified the man who was slain in a shoot-out with police officers on Wednesday morning as 24-year-old Kevon Jordan.
Police sources yesterday revealed that the young man was positively identified by his relatives yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
When approached by members of the media, relatives refused to make any official comment on Jordan’s death.
However, police investigators informed Newsday yesterday that the slain man was “known to them” as he had matters before the courts. They also revealed that Jordan reportedly had many listed addresses, including ones in Valsayn, East Dry River, and Laventille.
At about 6.15 am Wednesday, police officers of the Cunupia Deployment Centre, in response to a report of a stolen Ford Ranger vehicle from the St Joseph district, went to Mary Allen Street, Caroni, where they made certain inquires. Once there, the officers soon discovered a vehicle which fitted the description of the stolen car, and while inspecting the car, they were approached by another vehicle which was occupied by three men.
As the officers were approaching the vehicle, the car suddenly drove off and its occupants began firing at the police.Officers returned fire and gave chase. They were able to intercept the escaping vehicle a short distance away. They detained two of the men as the the third suspect managed to escape despite the best efforts of the officers.
Jordan had been shot multiple times in the abdomen, and he was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sceinces Complex. However, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A party of Central Division officers, including Superintendent Johnny Abraham, Sgt Job, and Corporal Baboolal, among others, visited the scene, and once again conducted an intensive search for the third man. However, despite the best efforts of the officers, up to late yesterday the suspect remained at large.
Investigations are continuing.