T&T man shot dead near home

Stabroek News - - Regional News -

(Trinidad Guardian) An Arima man was gunned down mo­ments af­ter leav­ing his home yes­ter­day.

Ash­ton Tor­res, 32, was shot and killed in a car around 8.30 am.

His mother, 55-year-old Joseann Ray­mond, heard the shots that would claim the life of her son.

She came out of her home to find on­look­ers sur­round­ing him.

She told po­lice that he had left his Man­hat­tan Drive home to run some er­rands. She saw him en­ter a sil­ver car out­side the house. Mo­ments later she heard gun­shots. Tor­res was found bleed­ing from a gun­shot wound to the chest.

He was taken to the Arima Health Fa­cil­ity for emer­gency treat­ment but died shortly be­fore 9.30 am. Po­lice had no con­firmed mo­tive for Tor­res’ mur­der. While Tor­res had no crim­i­nal charges, he had been shot in his legs in Waller­field last March, po­lice said.

His mur­der took place just over two hours af­ter Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith lauded the suc­cess of a two-day op­er­a­tion con­ducted by his of­fi­cers as a part of Op­er­a­tion Strike Back.

The Com­mis­sioner had also com­mented the re­duced num­ber of homi­cides for the year so far, stat­ing that there had been a 70 per cent re­duc­tion in mur­ders in com­par­i­son to last year’s fig­ures.

Ash­ton Tor­res

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