More security patrols after triple murder

PORT OF SPAIN — Police have stepped up patrols in the Diego Martin area following last Friday’s triple murder.

Investigators said they were also working on information which would lead to the arrest of those responsible for the murders of 32-year-old Timothy James and his parents, George James and Theresa Nelson, who were killed around 5 p.m. at their home off Mercer Road.

Police said the gunmen killed the younger James first. When his parents heard the gunshots the gunmen then turned on them. The younger James, officers added, was well known to them and was out on bail on gun possession charges.

He was a suspect in a number of shootings in the area but there was insufficient information for him to be charged. Police said they also believed the younger James was a gang member.

About two hours before the killings, 20-year-old Andre Ross, was shot dead as he walked along Sierra Leone Road. Officers of the Western Divisional Task Force said there were already several anti-crime initiatives to get the illegal guns off the streets, including raids and stop and search exercises. They said patrols have been beefed-up at Sierra Leone Road and at Mercer Road.

Senior officers said the difficultly was obtaining information from witnesses who were frightened to come forward. (Guardian)

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