Trinidad gang war erupts again, cops fear 4 innocentstabroeknews.Com #Po_Lice

Trinidad gang war erupts again, cops fear 4 innocentstabroeknews.Com #Po_Lice

February 18, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

In the lat­est killing in Sea Lots, se­cu­ri­ty guard Nigel Fran­cis­co, 52, was killed at his Pi­o­neer Dri­ve home yes­ter­day, hours af­ter six mem­bers of his fam­i­ly were forced to pack up their be­long­ings and leave the area be­cause of threats made against their lives.
Ac­cord­ing to pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions, Fran­cis­co’s mur­der was di­rect­ly linked to the dead­ly dri­ve-by shoot­ing on Feb­ru­ary 3 at Pi­o­neer Dri­ve, Sea Lots.
It is be­lieved he was killed be­cause gang mem­bers sus­pect­ed he was an in­former.
A res­i­dent from the area was ar­rest­ed by po­lice of­fi­cers who re­spond­ed to the crime scene, but there was no con­fir­ma­tion up to press time on whether the man was de­tained in con­nec­tion with Fran­cis­co’s mur­der or oth­er un­re­lat­ed in­quiries.
Po­lice said they were al­so told Fran­cis­co’s mur­der was linked to the Feb­ru­ary 4 mur­der of 31-year-old moth­er of two Tra­cy Julius-Rogers, who was gunned down out­side her Sea Lots home less than 12 hours af­ter a dri­ve-by shoot­ing which claimed the lives of Rawle Williams, 37, and ca­lyp­son­ian Patrick Lewis the night be­fore.
Rather, he said peo­ple in the Sea Lots com­mu­ni­ty were peace­ful and it is they who were un­der at­tack.
Guardian Me­dia was again told yes­ter­day by Sea Lots res­i­dents that they are un­der at­tack and there seems to be no pro­tec­tion for their lives.
But po­lice yes­ter­day said they are fever­ish­ly work­ing on in­tel­li­gence and will be “flush­ing out the gangs through­out T&T, not just in the Port-of-Spain ar­eas.
Just last week, Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith said he met with Burke in Sea Lots and a gang mem­ber from Laven­tille to send out a stern warn­ing that all gang lead­ers and mem­bers were be­ing marked, mon­i­tored and will be brought to jus­tice if they are found en­gaged in il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties.
Clark and an­oth­er col­league, homi­cide de­tec­tive Cedric Wash­ing­ton, are cur­rent­ly in T&T aid­ing the lo­cal po­lice on gang vi­o­lence ini­tia­tives.

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