Trinidad: Suspended Senior Superintendent shot dead

Killed: Senior Superintendent Edward Castillo

(Trinidad Express) – SUSPENDED Senior Superintendent of Police Edward Castillo was gunned down at his business place in Waterloo on Saturday afternoon.

Gunmen went to Aiden’s Mini Mart and Meat Shop around 6 p.m. in Waterloo, pretending to be customers.

Castillo was shot multiple times as he attended to the men.

The father of five died at the scene.

A woman was also shot in the leg, the Sunday Express was told.

Police have arrested one man in connection with the case. Two others have been identified.

Castillo was suspended from the Police Service in 2012.

He later faced three charges of indecent assault against women police officers which were allegedly committed between 2003 and 2010.

He also faced a charge of unlawfully imprisoning one of the officers against her will.

The matters were still pending before the court.

His attorney Prakash Ramadhar said yesterday he was saddened by the news.

“We were very eager to have the matters ventilated to vindicate his good name and reputation. It is very sad he left this life with these matters and his name under some cloud.”

Castillo’s killing brought the murder toll for the year so far to 463.

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