Friday, May 22, 2015

18-year-old shot dead

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‘HE NEEDED GUIDANCE’: Leslie-Ann Roberts, right, aunt, and Shirley Roberts, grandmother of Reon Roberts at their Caroni Savannah  Road, Chaguanas home yesterday. —Photo: TREVOR WATSON

Mark Fraser


THE body of a teenager was discovered on Friday night in Chaguanas shortly after he was shot.



Police reports indicated that Reon Roberts, 18, was at Gaston Street when he was shot around 8 p.m. 



His body was found in a drain. 



Roberts lived with relatives at Caroni Savannah Road.



His aunt Leslie-Ann Roberts said the last time she saw her nephew was on Wednesday before he went to the beach. 



She said Roberts spent six months in prison for a robbery and was granted bail three weeks ago. 



She said he began work as a labourer  and on Thursday, his supervisor visited his home after he did not show up for work.



On Friday night, the family received a call that he was shot.



Roberts’ grandmother Shirley Roberts said: “He went astray because all children will need guidance and when they do not get guidance they tend to go astray and that happened to my grandson.”



However, Leslie-Ann Roberts said he was trying to make a change in his life and sold drinks on the streets for Carnival.