No Motive for Cop’s Murder

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

THE death of police constable PC Ravindra Harrinarine is being investigated as a clear motive for his murder is not yet known. 

Commissioner of Police Erla Harewood-Christopher said the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) was deeply saddened by his death and also stated that his murder was not linked to him being a police officer based on preliminary investigations.

In a media release on Thursday she said, “The TTPS mourns the passing of PC Harrinarine and on behalf of the organisation, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We commit to pursuing justice in this matter.” 

The CoP also said that the TTPS was taking note of the increased levels of criminal activity. 

“The TTPS is very engaged in addressing the high rate of homicides experienced so far in the month of January, 2024. This is of major concern to us and we have noted the public’s appeals to the police to do something. We have implemented stringent measures to bring an immediate end to this escalation of violent crime.  

“Our analysis shows that most of the murders committed have been either gang, or drug related. As a result, we have been actively targeting gang leaders and their members frontally, and I give the assurance that we will continue to do so until we achieve an end to these senseless killings.”

Harrinarine who was last attached to the Traffic Branch was fatally shot while standing next to his vehicle, which was parked along Bassie Street, Spring Village, Valsayn, in the company of an unidentified female at approximately 9:15 pm on Wednesday.  

Three armed assailants approached the vehicle and opened fire and although Harrinarine returned fire he sustained fatal injuries.  

Harewood- Christopher again appealed to the public to make known to the police any information that would help in assisting law enforcement. 


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