There is new information coming to light as investigations into Monday’s incident in which 15-year-old schoolboy, Joshua Andrews and “PH” driver Devon Fernandez were killed and their bodies burnt. Reports now indicate that Andrews may have been the target.
A report in the Guardian newspaper this morning quote investigating officers as saying that according to new information reaching them, Andrews was part of a gang and was believed to have been involved in a shooting that occurred on Sunday night where 37-year-old Andrei Pereira was killed.
It is said that two other young men escaped injuries in that shooting. A video message that was allegedly recorded by one of the men who escaped, which police now believe is linked to Andrew’s murder, shows him threatening the person who he believed tried to kill him.
Officers were also told that two of Andrews’ relatives— a woman and a man, are currently in prison charged with two separate murders. One of the murders occurred in February 2017. An autopsy revealed that Andrews died from gunshot injuries.
Yesterday morning, police officers went into the Trou Macaque, Laventille area where they made several arrests in connection with Andrews and Fernandez’s murders. Others were also arrested on various offences. The suspect, police held shortly after Monday’s double murder at Pelican Extension, Trou Macaque, was released yesterday around midday.