Truck driver killed in Punta Gorda

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Dennis Trapp

Even before the end of curfew, at around 4:30 a.m., on March 18, there was a fatal shooting which claimed the life of a 36-year-old in Punta Gorda Town, Toledo. A well-known resident of the Town, later identified as Dennis Trapp, also known as “Dadz”, lay dead on the ground after the gunshots subsided. He was on his way to work before the break of dawn when two men approached him and delivered the fatal shots. He was shot multiple times, somewhere around 16 times, as he sat in the driver’s seat of his vehicle to report for work at the Punta Gorda Town Council where he worked with the sanitation unit as a mechanic and driver.
Expectedly, his family and friends are hurt over the callous murder and it is rumored that a suspicious person went to his residence looking for Trapp the night before. Seemingly then, someone wanted him dead, as assumed by the supposed 16 shots he received. Police have not confirmed it but it is also rumored that the surveillance camera in the area where Trapp was murdered was turned down, possibly to hide the crime and those responsible.
Trapp’s family admit that while their loved one might not have been perfect, they had no idea why he was killed. Shockingly, there was an attempt on his life just under a month before his murder. Commissioner of Police (COMPOL) Chester Williams says that the police are following leads in this murder, including disagreements between two factions in the Town. In responding to the crime, police met two men near the scene but they were able to get away on motorcycle and elude the police. Investigations continue.