A gunman shot and killed 23-year-old Kristian "Cokes" Nanan in Princes Town on Sunday night, shortly after police spoke to Nanan.
Police said Nanan was visiting friends and liming by the road at Seudath Avenue at about 9.30 pm when a man walked up to him and fired about six shots before running off. Friends nearby ran off in different directions.
It is believed the killer got into a getaway car, which drove off.
Nanan, the father of one, lived at French Street in Princes Town and worked as a labourer. Within minutes, police arrived and searched for the killer.
Shortly after municipal police took him to the Princes Town District Health facility, he died.
Speaking at the family’s home on Monday, relatives said less than an hour before the shooting, police came and spoke privately to Nanan. The officers then left.
It was customary for police to speak with Nanan, as a woman from whom he was estranged often contacts the police, making what the family said were false reports of harassment.
Nanan’s brother Keston told Newsday, "There were days, he and I would be walking the streets, and these people (estranged woman and relatives) would call the police saying he was harassing them."
He did not know what the police came to discuss with his brother on Sunday.
"We cannot say what the police said to him, we were not there."
He added, "It is strange that as soon as he reached there, police came to talk to him and after they left, a gunman killed him."
"There was no protection order or anything against him. Kristian said (name called) threatened to get one about two days ago."
Apart from the estranged woman, Keston insisted Nanan had no enemies.
"He was a shy person. He kept to himself. The few friends he had live at the compound where the shooting happened. He was clearly the target," Keston said.
From what the family was told, after Nanan fell to the ground, the killer stood over him and continued shooting.
Keston said, "This morning (Monday), Kristian was supposed to start a new job with a subcontractor from Point Lisas."
No one has been arrested and Princes Town and Homicide Bureau Regional III police are investigating.
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A gunman shot and killed a 23-year-old man at Princes Town on Sunday night while visiting a friend.
Police said Christian "Cokes" Nanan was liming by the road at Seudath Avenue at about 9.30 pm when a man walked up to him and fired about six shots before running off. It is believed he got into a getaway car, which drove off.
Nanan, who lived elsewhere in Princes Town, died shortly after.
Within minutes, police arrived and searched for the killer. Up to Monday morning, no one had been arrested.