CRIME STOPPERS is offering a $25,000 reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of those responsible for the murders of two-year-old Aniah Mc Leod and her father Stephon.
Father and daughter were gunned down on June 19, a short distance from Aniah’s Upper Fairley Street, Tunapuna home. Police reported that a gunman came out of a vehicle behind Mc Leod’s own and opened fire hitting the duo. They were taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where both died. The shooting took place around 7.30 pm.
Speaking at the police service weekly media briefing on Thursday, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said the police will be offering the reward and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS and or use the police service app of 482-GARY.
The two will be buried on Friday following a funeral service at the Old Fashion Gospel Deliverance Temple, Tunapuna. Griffith during Thursday’s briefing said he found it strange that there is public outcry for police killings but not much of the death of a child. He added that if the police were to kill Aniah’s killer there will be more outrage for that than for the double murder.
On Tuesday a handful of protesters showed up outside City Gate in Port of Spain demanding justice for the murders in particular Aniah who celebrated her second birthday 18 days prior to her killing.
During the protest, organiser Jean Paul Cooper, leader of the group, TT Unity Power (TTUP) said citizens need to unify against injustice in the country and that was the reason he reached out.
“We cannot sit down on this one. We have lost enough and we are not willing to lose any more. We are totally fed up of all the unfavourable things happening in this country.”