In Trinidad: Son killed near same area where father shot dead

In Trinidad: Son killed near same area where father shot dead

(Trinidad Guardian) A man from St James was on Sunday shot and killed with­in me­tres of the lo­ca­tion where his fa­ther met a sim­i­lar fate at the hands of the po­lice, a lit­tle over two years ago.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, around mid­day, Shaquille “Ta­ki” Hold­er was walk­ing to a shop near his home at Belle Vue Road, Long Cir­cu­lar, St James when he was at­tacked by a gun­man.

Shaquile Holder

Hold­er at­tempt­ed to run away but was pur­sued by the gun­man, who shot him sev­er­al times be­fore run­ning away.

Hold­er was tak­en to the St James Med­ical Hos­pi­tal but was pro­nounced dead on ar­rival.

On Feb­ru­ary 13, 2016, Hold­er’s fa­ther Shel­don “Mek Mek” Bernard, 42, was walk­ing along the same street when po­lice at­tempt­ed to stop and search him.

Bernard re­port­ed­ly ran away and al­leged­ly at­tempt­ed to pull an ob­ject from his waist when he was shot once by po­lice.

Bernard’s death sparked protest ac­tion in the com­mu­ni­ty as res­i­dents claimed that Bernard was un­armed when he was shot.

Hold­er was the third man to be killed in north Trinidad be­tween Fri­day night and yes­ter­day af­ter­noon and raised the mur­der toll for the year to 430.

Around 2.30 am on Sat­ur­day, Romero “Ants” Ser­rette, an al­leged drug ad­dict from Las Al­turas, Mor­vant, en­tered a prop­er­ty at Priz­gar Road in San Juan to steal av­o­ca­dos.

Ser­rette was con­front­ed by the home­own­er and a rel­a­tive and was chopped sev­er­al times with an axe. His body was found on the road­way. The home­own­er and his rel­a­tive sur­ren­dered to po­lice short­ly af­ter the in­ci­dent.

Over 12 hours lat­er, homi­cide de­tec­tives were sum­moned to Fiv­er Rivers, Arou­ca, for an­oth­er mur­der.

Ca­nius “Nai Nai” Wil­son, 28, was near to his home when he was at­tacked by a man who shot him sev­er­al times.

Crime scene in­ves­ti­ga­tors found 15 spent shells from a high-pow­ered as­sault ri­fle near his body.

Au­top­sies will be per­formed on all three vic­tims at the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James, on Mon­day.