A day before she was due in court for a case involved the ownership of a property; mother of four Cheryl Joan Cooper was hunted down and shot dead on the street outside her house in Harmony Hall near Gasparillo this morning.
The couple who lived at Granada Terrace had just walked out of the house and gotten into a car to take Cooper to her worksite where she was a CEPEP labourer, when a man stepped out of a vehicle parked nearby. The man started shooting. Cooper died at the scene.
The shooting happened at 6.00 a.m. it appears that the killer had been waiting.
Her companion, Carl Edmund was also shot but survived and is currently being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Cooper’s daughter Shivaughn Moffat said her mother was due in court on Friday for a court matter involved a house, and that she had been threatened many times in the past. There are multiple police reports regarding threats, the daughter said.
Police are trying to get CCTV footage from the area in order to track the suspect.
Officers of the Region three Homicide are investigating.