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It is with much regret that I am to inform the public of the death of 10868 Lance Corporal (LCpl) Fletcher, R who was 34 years old at the time of his death. LCpl Fletcher of Preysal Village, Couva was killed by gunmen outside the Sandy Annan Bar next to Inshan Ali Park in Polo Road, Preysal.

At approximately 3:30 am this morning (Sunday 22nd December 2013) LCpl Fletcher was in the company of friends at the Sandy Annan Bar in Preysal when gunmen drove up in a car, came out and proceeded to shoot at LCpl Fletcher and other patrons. LCpl Fletcher was shot multiple times about the body and died on the spot. Two other persons were also shot and killed in the incident. Defence Force personnel are currently working alongside the Police to determine the perpetrators of this gruesome act.

10868 LCpl Fletcher, R was born on 14 January 1979 and enlisted into the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment on the 9 August 2004. He was currently employed at the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess at the Defence Force Headquarters, Chaguaramas. LCpl Fletcher was single but leaves to mourn three children, a son aged thirteen and two daughters ages twelve and ten.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Officers, Men and Women of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of LCpl Fletcher and the other persons who were killed in this incident. May they receive strength and guidance from Almighty God during their time of grief. Funeral arrangements will be announced when they are finalised.

A. Alexander
Major
Civil Military Affairs Officer
22 December 2013