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Friday 23 August 2019
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CEPEP worker killed in Diego Martin

THE CEPEP worker shot dead earlier today has been identified as Richard Baird, a 46-year-old man of Broome Street, Four Roads in Diego Martin.

Police are now trying to determine whether gunmen were targeting him, or if this was tragic case of mistaken identity.

According to reports, at about 8.45 am, Baird had a jersey wrapped over his face and head to keep dust out as he was cleaning parts of Second Street in Petit Valley.

Four masked men approached and ordered him to take off the white jersey. Shortly after, gunshots were heard. Police are not sure whether he took off the 'mask' and was identified as a target or refused to take it off and was shot after.

When people investigated after hearing the gunshots, they found area checked on him he was dead at the scene. A party of officers from the Western Division responded to the report of his shooting. The scene was processed and Baird’s body removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James where an autopsy is expected to be done.

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