Coast guard shoots fisherman

Shazard Mohammed was a coward who braved fishing at sea during the night to provide an extra income for his wife and infant child, said his relatives.

So when he heard the throbbing engine of a boat approaching in the dark, he reacted as he always did.

He weighed anchor and fled.

Mohammed, 25, of Francis Lalla Road, Charlieville, was chased and shot by a Coast Guard patrol off Trinidad’s west coast in a predawn incident yesterday. He is now a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Port of Spain General Hospital.