By Rickie Ramdass
AN EMPLOYEE of the Arima Borough Corporation was shot dead on Friday night.
Homicide detectives believe his death may be linked to the murder of another D’Abadie man who was murdered at Sawmill Avenue, Barataria, on Friday afternoon.
It was around 11.45 p.m. that Andre Beckles, 30, was killed at his Boy’s Lane home.
Officers reported that shortly before midnight, they received information that several loud explosions were heard at Beckles’s home.
Upon arriving at the scene, police said Beckles’s sister, who lived in the upstairs area of the house, escorted them to her brother’s apartment where he was found lying on his bed.
He was reportedly shot several times about the upper body and died at the scene. His killing has carried the country’s murder toll for the year so far to 325 according to a Sunday Express count.
Investigating officers said they were working on the theory that Beckles was killed as a result of the death of Joey Elcock, 45, who died at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) at Mt Hope on Friday afternoon. Elcock, who lived in D’Abadie, had gone to the home of a friend, identified as Keisha Pierre, 35, when he was ambushed.
Officers reported that around 1.30 p.m. Elcock and Pierre were standing outside the woman’s Barataria home when a car drove by and the occupants opened fire. Elcock was shot several times about the upper body while the woman was shot in her right leg.She was in a stable condition at the hospital up to yesterday afternoon. Homicide detectives are continuing investigations into the two murders###Trinidad Express Newspapers
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