Thursday, January 18, 2018

Murder No. 9 - Security guard gunned down

Killed: Anton Alleyne


A COUVA man was shot dead, and two others wounded in Couva on Tuesday night.

The deceased was identified as Anton Alleyne, 23, also known as “Young Salick”, a security guard, of Powdharrie Road, Preysal.

Tarick King, 24, and Akira Charles, 21, both of June Street, Couva, also sustained gunshot wounds.

At around 8.10 p.m. Alleyne, Charles and King and other men were standing on the road at Lisas Boulevard, Couva, in the vicinity of Sabelles Lunch and Breakfast outlet when a Nissan Tiida pulled alongside them.

Three men emerged from the vehicle and opened fire.

The shooters retuned to the vehicle and sped off.

Alleyne died at the scene. Charles and King were taken to hospital.

Officers of the Couva CID and Homicide Region III responded.

Police suspect the killings were gang-related.

The killing took the homicide toll to nine, according to an Express tally.