TRINIDAD EXPRESS – Four suspects have been detained in the shooting deaths of 19603 PC Russell Ramnarine and UWI engineering student, Avery Keshwar.
PC Ramnarine, 24, and Avery, 22, of College Road, St Augustine, were both gunned down at around 5:15am today, at Aranguez Road, Aranguez, in the vicinity of a popular barbeque outlet.
Reports are that PC Ramnarine, who was on duty at the time, along with a uniformed officer of the St Joseph Police Crime Patrol, were following-up on a report made by Avery of a stolen cell phone among items. They accompanied the victim in an unmarked vehicle to Aranguez to meet the suspect to retrieve the stolen items.
When the suspect observed the uniformed officer seated in the vehicle, he took off on foot causing PC Ramnarine who was in plainclothes; and the other officer, to alight from their vehicle and give chase along Williams Street, Aranguez. The uniformed officer continued the pursuit while PC Ramnarine made his way back to the vehicle where Avery was still seated.
Upon entering the vehicle shots from the nearby barbeque outlet were fired at both men who subsequently died at the scene. There was no exchange of gunfire.