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Sunday 26 May 2019
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Relative of Police Officer Shot dead

The sister of an Eastern Division Superintendent was shot dead on Sunday at her North Eastern Settlement home.

Police reports say at about 7 pm Theodora Hinds, a nurse, had arrived at her home and got out of a vehicle which was being driven by her husband, to open their front gate.

That was when death came to claim Hinds’ life.

A gunman jumped the back wall of Hinds’ home, walked up to her and shot her five times. She was taken to the Sangre Grande District Hospital, where she succumbed to her wounds.

An autopsy was performed on her body yesterday at the Forensic Sciences Centre which confirmed that she died from multiple gunshot wounds.

While family members were unwilling to speak to members of the media yesterday, police officers made a call for police officers to become more diligent in bringing criminals to justice.

“This is why we have to work hard and smart, so that crime does not reach our doorstep,” said one senior police officer. “People don’t really feel the effects of crime, when it happens on the outside, but when it hits home, that is when we really know how it feels.”

Public Information Officer, Michael Pierre, said that every murder, whether the victim is a relative of a police officer or not, is felt by police officers.

“When any murder occurrs and one looks at the heinous acts that are done by criminals, it also hits home for us at the TTPS,” Pierre said. “It makes us wonder what could get into the minds of a criminal to commit an act, knowing that it will end someone’s life. This act is particularly tragic, and we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Hinds family. We have been working hard to raise the detection rate, and in this case we are doing every thing we can to get to the bottom of it.”

Police are still trying to find a motive behind the shooting. Police say that they are working on multiple theories.

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