A Valencia man was scheduled to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate on Tuesday charged with the murder of Andre Cruickshank, aka ‘Zion’ and three counts of shooting with intent against the victim’s friends.
According to a report from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), 21-year-old Keon Francis aka ‘Boyo’, a mechanic of Gill Street, Valencia, was also charged with possession of firearm and ammunition following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, on Monday, March 12.
Police said 31-year-old Cruickshank, a driver of Flamboyant Crescent, Valencia, was with a group of friends at a bar at Quarry Road, Valencia, on December 14 when a masked man riding on a bicycle approached them.
The assailant pulled out a gun and fired at the group. The victim received several gunshot wounds to the neck and was taken to hospital where he died one month later, on Friday, January 19, 2018. The victim’s friends escaped unharmed.
Investigations were supervised by Insp. Shaun Craig, Insp. Christopher Prentice and Sgt. Andrew Stanisford, all of Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 2, while Francis, was charged by Sgt. Anthony Pierre of the Valencia Police Post on Monday, March 12, 2018.
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