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Jentle Jade Dates

A 37-year-old man was murdered in Erin yesterday.

Jentle Jade Dates alias Porkie of Erin Beach Road was shot multiple times at the Erin Beach Fishing Depot.

Police suspect his killing was drug-related.

According to a police report, around 5:20 pm Dates was sitting and liming with a group of friends on the tray of his white Kia K2700 pick-up.

A silver AD wagon with a black bumper with three occupants arrived about ten minutes later and parked some five feet away from Dates’ vehicle.

The men seated in the front passenger seat and back seat of the wagon then came with guns and fired at Dates and his friends.

Dates fell off the tray as his friends scampered to safety.

The gunmen then went up to Dates as he lay on the ground and pumped several bullets into his body.

They then returned to the wagon which sped off.

Dates’ friends picked him up and placed him in the tray of the van.

He was taken to the Siparia Health Facility where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body was then transported to the mortuary at the San Fernando General Hospital pending a COVID test and post-mortem at the Forensic Science Centre.

Police recovered over 30 spent shells as well as several projectiles at the crime scene. Officers of the Erin Police Station and Homicide Bureau led by ASP Ramdeo and Sgt James visited and processed the scene. PC Griffith is investigating.