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Cops: No ID on dead killers yet

Police are seeking the pub­lic’s assistance in identifying the two men shot dead by offi­cers, following the killing of bus­inessman Darren Shane Painter on Friday.
The suspects were wounded by police as they attempted to escape in Freeport. The men were pronounced dead at the Chaguanas Health Faci­lity.
Police said the bodies were taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James, but no one has come forward to identify the men,
A third suspect will appear before a series of identification parades.
The 45-year-old businessman was murdered at his business place by a man who laughed as he pulled the trigger, police were told.
Painter, of Raghunanan Road, Cunupia, was the owner of an auto rental and leasing business, and a cellular and accessories outlet.
Police said Painter has several court matters.
Investigators said the killer left in a Mazda 3 car, which was later found abandoned in Ince Drive, Cunupia.
Police were told the gunman, the driver and a third man then got into a Volkswagen Jetta car and headed south along the Solomon Hochoy Highway. A party of officers led by Senior Superintendent Johnny Abra­ham pursued the vehicle to Freeport.
The suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled into some bushes.
Police said officers searched the area and were confronted by the sus­pects. The officers returned fire and two men were shot. The third suspect was arrested.
—Carolyn Kissoon
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