Maracas Valley man killed near home
A MARACAS Valley man was shot dead as he stood opposite his family's home on Thursday night, for reasons unknown, according to the police.
The year's murder toll stood at 333 up to press time last night.
Police said that at 7.05 p.m., Marlon Briscoe, 35, of Guarata Hill, Maracas Valley, St Joseph, was standing outside the home of his family when a gunman walked up to him and opened fire.
Briscoe was hit five times. He fell to the ground and died on the spot.
Briscoe's body was eventually moved to the Port of Spain Mortuary then to the Forensic Science Centre, Federation Park. yesterday when a post-mortem examination concluded he died as a result of the several gunshot wounds he sustained.
The Express attempted to interview his relatives at the Science Centre but they declined to say much about him.
Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations.