Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cops to quiz murder suspect in shooting spree


HOMICIDE detectives were yesterday expected to interview a 23-year-old man held for the murder of a woman and the wounding of two others in a shooting spree in Central Trinidad on Sunday night.

The suspect was detained for the shooting death of Jasindra Gangaram, 39, and wounding of Ricardo McAllister, 26, and Gangaram’s husband, Bellroop Sweetboy, 49, all of Roop­singh Road, Waterloo Road, Carapichaima.

Detectives are trying to determine whether or not the killing of Gangaram was connected to the killing of her brother, Anil Gangaram, who was found dead in a drain in Freeport.

His decomposing body was discovered with one hand tied behind his back on July 1.

An autopsy had found Anil Gangaram died from a blow to his head. The body was identified by his sister, Jasindra.

According to a police report, around 11.30 p.m., McAllister, a labourer; Sweetboy, a scrap-iron dealer; and his wife, Jasindra Gangaram, also a scrap-iron dealer, were sitting in Gangaram and Sweetboy’s home at Roopsingh Road when a black station wagon pulled alongside them.

Police said two men exited the vehicle and both pointed firearms at them.

McAllister attempted to run away and he was shot in his right buttock, hip and shoulder. Sweetboy was shot in his lower abdomen and Gangaram to the lower back.

The victims were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where Gan­garam succumbed to the gunshot wound on Monday.

Police said her husband, Sweetboy, is warded in critical condition while McAllister was yesterday discharged.

An autopsy was performed on Gan­garam’s body yesterday.

Cpl Smith is continuing investigations.