Five murders recorded overnight in Trinidad; sixth ‘suspected’ on Tobago

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Five murders recorded overnight in Trinidad; sixth ‘suspected’ on Tobago
Murder victims (from left), Nathon Cummings, 25, Darius Joseph, 19, and Akash Dookie, 20.
Murder victims (from left), Nathon Cummings, 25, Darius Joseph, 19, and Akash Dookie, 20.

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Two dou­ble mur­ders were among the five record­ed overnight in Trinidad, bring­ing the mur­der toll to 20. A sixth body was found in To­ba­go.

The mur­der vic­tims have been iden­ti­fied as Nathon Cum­mings, 25, Yahv­el Joseph, 22, Akash Dook­ie, 20, Dar­ius Joseph, 19 and Dwayne James, 27.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, at about 9 pm Yahv­el Joseph, of Build­ing 7 West, Mal­oney Gar­dens, and Cum­mings, of Tour­ma­line Street, De­mer­ara Heights, Waller­field, were stand­ing out­side Joseph’s home when a gun­man walked up to them and opened fire. The men were tak­en to the Ari­ma Dis­trict Health Fa­cil­i­ty where they died while un­der­go­ing treat­ment.

In the sec­ond dou­ble mur­der, po­lice said Dook­ie and Dar­ius Joseph were killed at Mar­cano Dri­ve, El Do­ra­do, not too far from the scene where Charisse Bram­ble, 32, was shot and killed when gun­men en­tered her home on Mon­day night. Bram­ble’s rel­a­tive was al­so shot and re­mains ward­ed in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

At about 11 pm, the men were stand­ing among a group of peo­ple when gun­men opened fire on them. They were shot sev­er­al times about their bod­ies and were al­so tak­en to the Ari­ma Health Fa­cil­i­ty but were pro­nounced dead on ar­rival.

In the third in­ci­dent, al­so at about 11 pm, James, of Braith­waite Lane, Bel­mont, was at Mary­land Hill sit­ting in a ve­hi­cle when he was shot once in the head.

Tobago burnt body identified

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied the burnt body of a man found in a car in Hope, To­ba­go this morn­ing, as Dwari­ka Moses, 20, of Les Coteaux.

Po­lice are treat­ing the death as a sus­pect­ed homi­cide.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports about 2 am this morn­ing, fire of­fi­cers re­spond­ed to a call about a burn­ing car on Bel­mont Link Road, Hope, To­ba­go.

When in­ves­ti­ga­tors ar­rived at the site they no­ticed a body in the ve­hi­cle.

To­ba­go record­ed 9 mur­ders last year.

Police have identified the body of a man found in a burnt car in Hope, Tobago, as Dwarika Moses, 20, of Les Coteaux.
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