Friday, January 19, 2018

Two bullets to the back

A bullet retrieved from the body of Point Fortin businessman Marvin Campbell is to be sent for ballistics testing, along with the firearm found on two suspects when they were arrested by police. 

The bullet was retrieved yesterday by pathologist Dr Eslyn McDonald Burris, who performed the autopsy at the Forensic Science Centre, St James. 

Campbell was found to have been shot three times—twice in his back and once in his buttocks. 

Police said at around 6.15 p.m. on Thursday, he was liming at Dream Girls Bar in Vessigny Village when two men entered and one of them fired at Campbell. 

The men escaped in a car, which police officers intercepted at Dow Village, Oropouche, shortly after the incident. A 34-year-old man, of Nelson Street, Port of Spain, and a 36-year-old man, of Morvant, were detained and police seized a nine millimetre Glock pistol. 

Campbell, of Sobo Village, La Brea, died at hospital. His death came four years after the death of his elder brother, Marlon Steele, who died in a motorcycle crash.

Campbell’s fiancee, Chevany O’Shaughnessy, said she last spoke to him midday on Friday. 

O’Shaughnessy, 31, of San Fernando, was engaged for about five years to Campbell and the couple had planned to marry on August 9. 

O’Shaughnessy said: “As far as I know it was not robbery. His wallet and money were not taken. He was a quiet person. He was not a limer. He gave a lot of people encouragement and counselling. He did not like confusion and quarelling. He was a member of the First Church of the Open Bible in San Fernando. If there was a confrontation he would not put up a struggle.” 

His brother, Deon Campbell, said yesterday: “He did not have any cocoa in the sun, so that is why his back must have been turned from them (the killers). But still this happened.”