It is almost a year since popular Mashramani Costume Designer and Events Coordinator, Trevor Rose was executed and the investigation into his death appears to be grounded.
Rose was gunned down on January 26 last while sitting in the back seat of a Toyota 212. With no concrete evidence, the main suspect(s) continue(s) to roam free.
Investigators have reportedly worked on a number of leads but none of them has been able to definitively point to who was responsible for Rose’s death.
Days after the execution-style killing of the 33-year-old designer, police had arrested two persons.
However, investigators were forced to release the men after 72 hours because the two survivors in the shooting were unable to identify either of them as the shooter.
Late last year, ‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken had said that his team of high ranking officers were working assiduously to locate the perpetrator and place him behind bars as soon as possible, so that there is some sort of closure for Rose’s family.
Hicken had said that at that point, they were still developing the investigation based on the information they were receiving.
“No case is at a standstill…we are developing the investigation like any other high profile matter. It is dependent on the information and the evidence that we gather and then we develop the investigation,” Hicken said.
Rose, a father of eight, was fatally shot while travelling in a taxi with Latoya Towler, the mother of one of his children, at the Eccles Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
During the execution-style killing of Rose, Towler was shot to the buttocks and the taxi driver Troy Nieunkerk was shot in the left shoulder.
Rose was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) while Nieunkrk and Towler were hospitalized at the same medical institution for a few days.
Nieunkerk, who lives in Diamond, EBD reportedly, told investigators that he was heading home and offered Rose and Towler a drop to Eccles. While at Eccles, a tinted car, which was following the trio from Agricola, pulled up alongside Nieunkerk’s vehicle and asked why he was driving so recklessly.
Kaieteur News was further told that the driver of the tinted car parked his vehicle in front of Nieunkerk’s car, exited and opened fire, killing Rose on the spot.
From all indications, Rose was definitely the target although his relatives claimed that he had no known problem with anyone.
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