Sunday, January 21, 2018

Murder victim’s family hopes CCTV footage will find killer

Relatives of 27-year-old Casfar Lynch, who was shot dead on Friday night outside Lady Luck Casino along Prince Street, Port of Spain, are hoping CCTV cameras placed outside the business place will provide valuable information to the police to determine who killed the father of two. 

Speaking to the media on Monday at Forensic Science Centre in St James, Lynch’s relatives said they were in a state of shock over the whole incident and they were hoping and praying the police would bring those responsible to justice. 

Around 9 p.m. on Friday, Lynch, a taxi-driver from Mendes Drive, Champs Fleurs, had gone to the casino to pick up his 24-year-old girlfriend, who worked at Lady Luck.

He was inside his car waiting, when he decided to come out to take a smoke. 

“He called me just before 9 p.m. to say that he was outside, and like some time while he was waiting he came out the car to have a smoke, and that was it,” said Lynch’s girlfriend, Kershive Marcano.

“I heard explosions but by the time I came outside he was already lying in a pool of blood on the ground. Next to him, he had a bottle of water and a cigarette.” 

Marcano described Lynch as a “serious and famil­y-oriented man” who was loved by all who knew him.

Investigations are continuing.­

—Alexander Bruzual