Friday, December 15, 2017

‘One-legged driver’s anger led to his death’

MURDER victim Nicholas David had lost his leg to gangrene about nine years ago.

Since then, although he was a good man to his family, he was very irate and sometimes hostile to those who crossed him, and his relatives believe that led to his shooting death on Saturday night.

Police said David, of Eastern Quarry, Laventille, was plying his Nissan B15 car for hire in the Laventille commu­nity when, at about 10.15 p.m., several loud explosions were heard.

The vehicle, which was heading south along Pashley Street, came to a stop on a nearby pavement and when residents checked, they found David slumped against the steering wheel.

Relatives of David, who were at the Forensic Science Centre in Federation Park yesterday, said: “Even though he had one leg, he used to work hard. He used to come out at night because he did not want too many people to know that he only had one leg.”

A female relative admitted because of the loss of his leg, he became an angry person.

The relative speculated on the night he was killed, he may have given a “bad drive” and may have spoken very harshly to the other driver, who answered by shooting him several times.

David was the father of three boys and a girl.

Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations.

David’s killing brings the murder toll to 286 for the year thus far, according to an Express tally.