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Man slain months after airport arrest

Published: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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David Ector

Almost two months after he told police he was forced to jump the fence at the Piarco International Airport because he was being chased by gunmen, David “Baby Bandit” Ector was killed yesterday.

According to a police report, at about 7.45 am Ector was at Simon Road, Carapo, when he was approached by gunmen who shot him several times. Ector died on the scene.

On May 20, Ector, who was freed of being a member of the gang linked to the assassination of Dana Seetahal, SC, was arrested at the airport by Airports Authority security after he was spotted running near the terminal building.

A short video clip of the incident was shared on social media showing him, bare-backed, surrendering to the airport’s security personnel. In the video, Ector was heard attempting to explain his presence in the restricted area. He told security officers he was attacked while walking near the University of T&T’s (UTT) ECIAF Campus at Caroni North Bank Road in Centeno, which borders the runway of the airport. He was charged and taken before an Arima magistrate.

Ector’s murder brought the toll to 297 for the year so far.

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