POLICE investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man on Wednesday night are yet to arrive at the reason behind his murder as he was not known to be involved in any illegal activities.
Ruston Griffith would have been 21 in October, according to a close female relative who did not want to be named while being interviewed.
She said, however, that about three months ago he left his mother's house in San Fernando to live at his father's Twelfth Street, Barataria home as he began working at Church's Chicken at Independence Square, Port of Spain.
Around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Griffith walked out his father's house telling them that he was going to get a sandwich. Several gunshots were heard afterwards and when his family ran out to see what happened they found him lying at the corner of Eleventh Street and Fifth Avenue, Barataria.
He was barely alive when a team of officers, led by Sgt Roger Alexander and Cpl Sunil Bharath, took him to Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
At the Forensic Science Centre yesterday, the Express met with some of Griffith's relatives. His mother described him as a church-going man.
She said he lived in South Oropouche but moved north when he got the job at Church's Chicken.
"I am still very shocked over what happened. I have been in shock since 10.30 p.m. last night (Wednesday night) and I was like...Ruston! No!"
She continued: "Right now I am praying for that man who killed my son because I am praying for my son and he will find salvation but not the man who killed him. I am leaving everything in the hands of God because God sees everything and he will deal with this," said the woman.