Friday, December 15, 2017

Murder suspect on the run

...Family fearful

The suspect in the shooting death of mother Sherlene Mahangoo-Charles remained on the run last evening.

The 35-year-old Claxton Bay man was also wanted by police for a cutlass attack on Mahangoo-Charles which took place last Sunday.

Mahangoo-Charles’s teenage daughter was also wounded in the shooting and remains in serious condition at hospital.

The Express was told the suspect was not arrested in the chopping incident as officers were still gathering evidence. Investigators said the suspect went into hiding after the chopping last week.

He resurfaced on Thursday night when he shot dead Mahangoo-Charles and wounded her daughter at their Tarodale Heights, Ste Madeleine home.

Teenager Kimberly Mahangoo would not be able to attend her funeral tomorrow.

The 15-year-old secondary school pupil remains in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit at the San Fernando General Hospital. She was shot three times by the man who shot dead her mother on Thursday night.

Ashuk Mahangoo, the teenager’s grandfather, said her condition was improving. “She is opening her eyes and talking softly and slowly. The doctors said she is improving,” he said.

Mahangoo-Charles, 37, will be laid to rest following a service at the family’s home at Tarodale Heights, Ste Madeleine.

The mother of four, who was shot multiple times, will be cremated at the Shore of Peace Cremation Site.

“We would have loved for Kimberly to attend the funeral, but she cannot make it. We need to give her and the surviving children our love and support at this time,” Mahangoo said.

The relatives were also concerned that the killer was still on the run. “We are fearful for our lives as well because we don’t know what this man is thinking,” he said.