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Man Who Was Murdered At Hospital, Had Asked To Be Moved

guardian.co.tt- Hours be­fore De­Jean Bro­ker, 25, com­plained to a nurse in the Ward he was in at the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal (POS­GH) about his life be­ing threat­ened and that he would not live to see the morn­ing he was gunned down on his hos­pi­tal bed on Tues­day night.

Bro­ker, a fa­ther of one, a son, of Mon Re­pos in Mor­vant, was shot five times by a man dressed in a white over­all re­sem­bling what is usu­al­ly worn by T&T’s Crime Scene In­ves­ti­ga­tors.

Speak­ing with the Guardian Me­dia on Wednes­day while at the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James, a rel­a­tive, who wished not to be iden­ti­fied said Bro­ker was ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal over the week­end nurs­ing a stab wound to the chest.

An in­jury she said had sev­ered one of his ar­ter­ies and as a re­sult, had surgery done ear­li­er Tues­day af­ter­noon.

She ex­plained that Bro­ker was at Movi­eTowne when a fight broke out in­volv­ing the son of a well-known busi­ness­man from Sea Lots, “he jumped in­to the fight to part it and that was when he was stabbed in the chest.”

“At the hos­pi­tal when he was sent up to the Ward, he called me and told me that he was the on­ly Mus­lim on the Ward and that it had mem­bers from Ras­ta City…you know how there is an on­go­ing war be­tween the Mus­lims and Ras­tas well that is what hap­pened,” the rel­a­tive said.

“They had put him on a bed near a win­dow in the Ward and he told me that he had feared for his life be­cause he got threats from a pa­tient there who promised him that he would not live to see the morn­ing,” she added.

Bro­ker’s rel­a­tive al­leged that Bro­ker told her that he told a nurse about the threat and that he want­ed for her to move him from the Ward, “He said to me that the nurse told him that there was nowhere else to move him as there were no beds avail­able. So, he went in for the surgery and was brought up back to the Ward and when he came out of the se­da­tion he was threat­ened and told that he would not live to see the morn­ing…I got a call lat­er that night of a shoot­ing in Ward 3 and when I do make fur­ther checks I re­al­ize De­Jean was killed.”

The rel­a­tive said that she strong­ly be­lieves that if De­Jean’s se­cu­ri­ty con­cerns were tak­en se­ri­ous­ly by hos­pi­tal of­fi­cials he would have been alive to­day, “They are the ones to be blamed for this on many lev­els. How can some­one be beg­ging to be safe and be told that there are no beds? How can that per­son es­cape se­cu­ri­ty and go all the way up to the Ward by the win­dow and shoot? Where was the se­cu­ri­ty? This is a ma­jor se­cu­ri­ty and safe­ty breach and I hope that De Jean gets jus­tice be­cause he was sup­posed to be in a safe place. He was a vic­tim of a stab­bing…why wasn’t the po­lice there to pro­tect him while ward­ed?”

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