(CMR) Police in Trinidad are looking for a lone gunman who killed a Jamaican manager in Port-of-Spain on Monday night in an attempted robbery. Garth Perkins (34 ) was reportedly shot after refusing to hand over money to the gunman after leaving an ATM.
Perkins worked as an events manager at Estate 101, a private social club in the heart of Trinidad and Tobago’s social scene.
He reportedly tried to run away from the gunman, but he shot him several times. He fell to the ground on the road next to his car.
Estate 101, the company where he worked, said on Facebook that “Mr. Perkins was loved and respected by his colleagues and our clients and will be missed dearly. He will be missed.”
His father, Godfrey Perkins, a former permanent secretary and Commissioner of Mines, told The Jamaica Gleaner that he last spoke to his son in December and that he was quietly enjoying Christmas in Trinidad.
“We have to be now telling ourselves that while we are devastated, it has happened, and it cannot be undone,” the father said.
“Luckily, we are believers. So we have put the matter before God and have sought His support with peace of mind, and I think we have His support…It is just very sad, just very sad what happened to him. We are hurting,” Perkins told The Gleaner.