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Fisherman killed over missing boat light

Published: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An argument between two fishermen over a missing boat light ended in murder in the fishing village of Cumana near Toco on Sunday.

David Callender, 38, fisherman of Unity Lane, Anglais Road, Cumana was shot repeatedly and died while being treated at the Toco Health Centre.

The 30-year-old suspect of the nearby L’Anse Noire Village was detained during a roadblock in Matura hours after the incident.

Police reported that around 6.25 pm on Sunday, an argument between Callender and the suspect escalated over a missing boat light.

Callender was accused of stealing the light and was shot, eyewitnesses said.

Villagers took the injured man to the nearby Toco Health Centre but he died within an hour.

Eyewitnesses told police that the shooter left in his Nissan Navara vehicle. Hours later he was stopped in Matura.

The driver was detained and police later released a woman who was also in the vehicle.

Cpl Kent of Matura police following instructions handed over the suspect to homicide officers attached to Region 11, Arouca.

Ag ASP Etienne and other police officers attached to Toco Police Station, Cpl Mohammed, PCs Lewis and Ramdial of Homicide Bureau, Region 11, Arouca were among the officers who visited the scene.

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