San Fernando man shot dead two years after brother’s murder

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

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Two years after gunmen took his brother’s life, 31-year-old Kafela Jeremiah was shot dead early Monday near his home in San Fernando.

Residents heard gunshots shortly after 7 am, and found Jeremiah’s body on the roadside at Medine Street. Police said Jeremiah was driving a car on his way home, and a white Nissan Tiida blocked his car.

The occupants got out of the car and opened fire towards Jeremiah, also called Black Diamond, who managed to get out and run. However, the gunmen followed and shot him dead.

In August 2019, his brother, Atiba “Frank White” Jeremiah, 30, was shot dead while entering his driveway at Tarodale Gardens, Ste Madeleine in his black Nissan Sylphy car.

Jeremiah was a maintenance worker with the South West Regional Health Authority.

His murder happened weeks before he was set to marry his girlfriend.