19-year-old charged with murder of Arima man

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19-year-old charged with murder of Arima man

A 19-year-old man is scheduled to appear at the Arima Magistrates’ Court on Monday 6th December, 2021, after he was charged with the murder of Anthony Fuentes.
Devon Hernandez also called Devon Fernandez of La Retreat Road, Arima was charged on Friday 3rd December, 2021 following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Roger Gaspard SC.

The accused was charged with murder, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of firearm to endanger life, possession of ammunition to endanger life.

Hernandez was arrested in connection with the death of Fuentes, 20, a self-employed scavenger of Arima, which occurred on November 26th at River Valley Road, La Retreat Road, Arima.
According to a police report, around 9:20 pm on November 26th, a man was at his home with others when he allegedly observed six men, approaching his home and all were armed with firearms. He raised an alarm and he and another person ran from the house.

The house was allegedly surrounded by the men, a few moments later gunfire was heard. The men then left the scene of the incident making their escape. The two persons then returned to their home and discovered the body of a man on a couch in the living room area with multiple gunshot wounds about his body. A check also revealed that $2600 belonging to the deceased was also missing from the house.

Hernandez was arrested on Saturday 27th November 2021 by officers of the Northern Division Task Force.
The investigation was supervised by ASP Douglas, Insps Hosein, Mungroo and W/Insp (Ag.) Sylvester of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region II.
Investigations into the other suspects continue.