Tuesday 26th July, 2005


Soca star surrenders

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By Adrian Boodan

After three days on the run, a soca singer wanted in connection with the murder of his 24-year-old cousin, Dillon Duncan, surrendered to police yesterday.

Police said the 25-year-old suspect contacted his attorney Wayne Sturge at around 4 pm, and arranged to be taken to Central Police Station, St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain.

On arrival at the station, they were met by acting Insp Clyde Phillips of the Homicide Bureau and arrangements were made for Chaguanas CID detectives led by Sgt Corbette, to transfer the suspect to Chaguanas, where he will be placed on an identification parade today.

Consultations with Director of Public Prosecutions Geoffrey Henderson are expected to take place about what charges will be laid.

Police reports state, that at around 7.30 am on Saturday, the suspect had a confrontation with an elderly relative at Myers Lane, Crissy Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas, when Duncan stepped in and tried to separate them.

It is alleged that the suspect pulled out a gun and shot Duncan on the neck.

He was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A source close to suspect said he had been trying to get in contact with Sturge since Sunday, but was unsuccessful.

“He was completely distraught and not concerned that the police wanted to question him,” the source said.

“He was more upset and confused about what happened.”

The source said the suspect wanted to surrender since weekend, but was too disoriented.

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