Chaguanas pensioner killed outside bar

File photo.
File photo.

A man shot and killed a 78-year-old Chaguanas man on Monday night outside a bar.

Dead is Mervyn Prescott, a pensioner who lived at Savannah Heights in Charlieville.

Police said around 7 pm on Monday, Prescott was standing and looking at the Play Whe chart in front of Jai’s bar at Caroni Savannah Road in Chaguanas.

The unknown man accosted Prescott at the Play Whe booth near the front door.

They struggled, and Prescott was hit. He collapsed and lost consciousness. He was later taken to the Chaguanas health facility, where a doctor declared him dead.

The gunman got into Prescott’s black Honda Vezel car, which was parked nearby. He drove about 500 feet, but then the car stalled. The gunman got out and ran off.

A bar worker called the police and Central Division officers, including Sgt Thompson and PCs Vialva, Abraham and Baksh, responded. Homicide Bureau Region III police, among them Sgts Cielto and Forbes, and PC Marash, also visited the scene and spoke to several people.

CCTV footage showed the killer, who was wearing a black hoodie and a facemask.

Investigations are ongoing.


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