Saturday, January 20, 2018

Father identifies Mango Alley murder victim

The body of the man who was gunned down in Mango Alley, Trou Macaque, Laventille on Saturday night was positively identified on Monday as that of 25-year-old Xico Lino Ferrerra.

Ferrerra’s body was identified by his father at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

According to police reports, around 10.20 p.m. on Saturday, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force responded to a report of shooting along Mango Alley. Upon going to the area, they found the body of a man lying along the roadway with bullet wounds about the body. He was placed in the police vehicle and taken to hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

At the centre on Monday, Ferrerra’s father, who asked not to be identified, described his son as a kind and caring man, who was friendly with everyone, which he believes may have contributed to his death.

“He used to work in a meat shop on Prince Street in town and he used to do his little hustle on the side. But the thing is he was a really friendly person. He would talk to anyone and everyone and always try to make jokes about situations.

“I used to tell him that because of where he working and where he living, he can’t be friendly to anyone and everyone. He had to watch who he was talking to. But he said that didn’t make any sense to him because that was just his nature,” his father recalled.

Investigations are continuing.