TRINIDAD: Suspended cop shot dead

(NEWSDAY TRINIDAD) – Suspended Snr Supt Edward Castillo was shot dead by unknown assailants at his Waterloo business-place on Saturday evening.

According to reports, Castillo had just locked the business, Aiden’s Mini Mart and Meat Shop, at about 6 pm when two men approached and asked to purchase an energy drink.

Castillo returned to reopen the mini-mart and was shot multiple times. He died on the spot. A woman was also shot in the leg.

A former head of the Central Division, Castillo was on $30,000 bail after he appeared before a magistrate on four charges for indecent assault offences committed against two policewomen several years ago.

Castillo’s attorney Prakash Ramadhar expressed sadness at his death saying he had not been given a chance to clear his name.