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Police still questioning shooting suspect

Monday, May 21, 2018

Police were up to late yesterday still questioning the suspect held in connection with last Tuesday’s shooting of Scotiabank employee Rostan Mahabir. They confirmed that charges have not yet been laid.

Snr Supt Zamsheed Mohammed revealed during a walkabout on High Street, San Fernando, on Friday that an arrest had been after investigators conducted surveillance work. H said the suspect was arrested around 2.30 pm on Friday at a house in Fyzabad in an operation co-ordinated by South Western Division police.

Mahabir was shot in the abdomen shortly before 8 am Tuesday as he was about to enter his work place on the corner of Penitence and High Streets. The gunman grabbed his computer bag and ran down Penitence Street.

Mahabir, 28, was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to repair serious internal injuries. He remains warded in a stable condition at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where his condition is being closely monitored.

Police have not been able to get a statement from Mahabir because he is being kept sedated.

Investigations are continuing.


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