Central businessman, Mahendra Ramlogan, was shot dead on Friday at his Ernie’s Auto Electrical Shop.
One suspect was later held when Couva police intercepted a gold Nissan Bluebird Sylphy within minutes of the shooting. However, two others escaped by running into nearby bushes.
According to reports, around 11 am, Ramlogan, 43, was in his shop along the Exchange Ext Road, Couva, when a gunman walked up to him and shot him three times. The gunman then ran into a awaiting car which sped off.
According to investigators, that was a hit and they are now searching for a motive.
Employee, Anil Rambaran, said they were both repairing vehicles when a man wearing a three quarter pants and a bandana over his face walked up to Ramlogan and shot him. He said by the time he looked out, he saw the getaway car speeding off. At the time of the shooting, he said there were about six people waiting for vehicles who ran off the property as soon the the gunman left.
Ramlogan was taken to the Couva District Health Facility where he died while receiving attention. His body was taken to the mortuary at the San Fernando General Hospital. An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday at the Forensic Science Centre, Federation Park.
Brother, Prame Ramlogan, said the shop has been there for more than 15 years and there was only one issue with a resident of the area, which was eventually worked out.