SHOT dead at just 20-years-old, Ricardo Ali, who was killed yesterday, was responsible for the murders of close to 20 rival gang members, many of whom he personally murdered in the Patna Village, Diego Martin area.
Ali, known in criminal circles as Boboy, was killed in the same fashion he meted out to his rivals, shot multiple times in a gunfight at Savannah Terrace No 2, Patna Village.
Ali was shot around 6.45 a.m. and two of his friends tried rushing him to hospital.
However, the car he was in, a blue Nissan Almera, crashed into the wall of the Cocorite Community Hospital as the driver attempted to turn into the hospital from the Western Main Road.
Ali was already dead in the back seat of the car.
The driver of the Almera and another man were unhurt.
Ali was the head of a gang that was warring against another group headed by Shondell 'Boneman' Riley, a close associate of Jamaat al Muslimeen lieutenant Mark Guerra.
In the first three months of 2006 alone, the war claimed 16 lives in a one mile radius of Patna Village.
In response to the killings, police set up a special 24-hour patrol in the area as the violence exceeded what was happening in Laventille and East Port of Spain.
Ali went into hiding after the murders of his father, Vonrick Ali, and one of his criminal henchmen, Colin Cudjoe. This was on March 26, 2006.
In April of the same year, police killed Riley in a shootout.
Police were able to put a handle on the violence and since the death of Riley, Patna has remained relatively peaceful compared to the first three months of 2006.
Police are hopeful that the murder of Ali, who is viewed as a crime head, will further ease the violence in the area.
Investigations are continuing under Sgt Henry Dann and the Homicide Bureau.
Look, if the police have all this information, why the fuck we only hearing of it after these fuckers kill one another.
Why are they not acting on this info and arresting the fuckers so dat dey could get some bull in jail?
Waste ah fuckin time police! Know how to run down Palmiste wid ah set ah monkeys in bullet proof vest and guns to harass and intimidate Bas and Oma.