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.