One of the country’s most wanted killers has been arrested.
The suspect, 24, described as a contract killer, was arrested on Friday during an exercise in South Trinidad.
He has been identified as the man who murdered Chinese businessman Chen Zhe Zhong last Saturday, and Shiva
Boys’ Hindu College footballer Noah Simmons, who was shot dead in May.
Following last Saturday’s murder, investigators were able to ascertain the suspect’s identity from the CCTV footage inside Zhong’s Karvill Supermarket Ltd business place along the Manahambre Road, Princes Town.
Around 1 pm on Friday, police went to an abandoned house at Cross Crossing, near the Cipero River, where they found the wanted man hiding.
The suspect calmly surrendered to the police.
He is being interrogated by police in relation to Zhong and Simmons’ murders.
Zhong, 24, who lived at his business, was sitting behind the cashier when a man wearing a black Nike Jumpman hoodie entered the supermarket around 12.15 pm. The man purchased an orange juice but stuck around while other customers purchased items.
When the customers left, he pulled out a gun and shot Zhong in the face. He ran off to a waiting hatchback vehicle, that was parked a few buildings away from the supermarket, and left.
Zhong was taken to the Princes Town District Health Facility where he died.
On May 8, Simmons was shot dead on the day he celebrated his 16th birthday.
Simmons, who also played football for the Marabella Family Crisis Centre, had just eaten breakfast at his cousin’s home, next to his, along the train line community of Union Park East, Marabella.
The killer was upset because Simmons spoke to his girlfriend shot Simmons in his chest.
According to Simmons’ family, he then walked further up the train line, firing shots and boasted about shooting the teenager.
Chen Zhe Zhong