Murder in gas station
By ALEXANDER BRUZUAL Wednesday, September 25 2013
POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding two unrelated murders on Monday night where in one incident, a man was shot dead in his car as he waited to replenish its fuel at a gas station in D’Abadie.
Police reported at about 7 pm, 32-year-old Trevor Nigel Roach was driving a silver Nissan B15 car in which two women were passengers. He drove the car into a gas station at the corner of Boys Lane and the Eastern Main Road D’Abadie.
Roach of Alexander Street Tacarigua was parked in a queue of vehicles waiting to reach the gas pumps to refuel the vehicle when without warning a man walked up to his car, pulled out a gun from the waist of his pants and fired several shots at Roach.
As gunshots rang out, some persons at the gas station ducked for cover while other motorists hurriedly drove away in fear. Roach, who was shot multiple times about his chest, slumped over the steering wheel and died.
The gunman then ran out of the gas station and escaped by running along Boys Lane. One of the female passengers in Roach’s car, identified by police as Kadisha Francis, 16, was shot in her left leg while the other woman was unharmed.
Francis was rushed to the Arima District Health Facility before she was transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. Up to press time she was said to be still warded in a serious condition. She is said to have lost a great deal of blood.
Roach’s body was later viewed by the District Medical Officer who ordered it removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James where an autopsy is expected to be done some time today.
A party of Northern Division officers led by Senior Superintendent David Abraham and including ASP Hosein, Inspector Baptiste, Inspector Morgan, Sergeant Parks, Sergeant Mataroo and PC Riley, visited the scene.
Crime scene investigators cordoned off the area and several spent shells were recovered. Up to press time, no arrest had been made nor a motive established for Roach’s murder.
In another unrelated incident, residents of Second Caledonia in Morvant heard several loud explosions at about 9 pm on Monday night but on investigating found nothing untoward. They then went back to their homes.
At 7 am yesterday, a resident was walking along a dirt track in the area when he came upon the body of a man lying in a pool of blood. The man had been shot several times in his chest.
The police were notified and a party of officers from the North Eastern Division Task Force, the Morvant Police Station and the Homicide Bureau of Investigations visited the scene.
The body was ordered removed to the Forensic Science Centre. Up to press time, the man remained unidentified. Police were said to be checking his fingerprints with their fingerprint data base in the hope of coming up with a match that could lead to identification. Officers are also calling members of the public to assist them in identifying the murder victim. Up to press time, 282 murders had been committed so far for the year.