Relatives of Keston Antonio Knights, the 24-year-old father of one who was shot dead in Oropune, Piarco on Saturday morning, encouraged people to continue to do the right thing, despite the crime-filled country they live in. It is believed that Knights was killed after intervening in a domestic dispute that involved a woman known to him.
“It is always good to do something good.” said a male relative who asked not to be named. “It was a sad thing that happened, but I would not discourage anyone to help someone or do something good for another person.”
According to reports, just before midnight on Friday, Knights was heading to his Oropune Gardens home when he saw a woman he knew and a man in an altercation. He intervened and separated the fight.
Two hours later, Knights’ mother was awakened by the sound of gunshots and when she called out to him, he responded, saying: “I’m lying right here.” When the woman checked, she saw Knights on the ground in front their house, suffering from gunshot wounds. He died later at hospital.
Relatives described him as a helpful person. He was a landscaper, and his child is only nine months old. Pathologist Dr. Valery Alexandrov told reporters that Knights was shot five times. No arrest has been made and investigations are continuing.