Relatives of Ganesh Leroy Cudjoe are hailing the 33-year-old man as a hero, saying he did not run, and placed himself directly in harm’s way to ensure that his pregnant wife survived a gun attack.
Cudjoe was fatally shot on Saturday night near his home along Bamboo Trace, Tunapuna.
Police said about 11p.m. he was accompanying his wife, who is seven months pregnant, to the latrine in their yard.
However, as they were walking out, two men approached the couple. Relatives said Cudjoe did not run, but rather pushed his wife out of harm’s way, and faced his attackers by himself.
Despite this, they said his wife did receive a minor wound to the right side of her face.
She was treated at hospital and discharged.
Cudjoe, however, died on the scene. Relatives said Cudjoe was looking forward to the birth of his child, and according to them, did not have any criminal links.
“This was his first child they were expecting. He was excited about this part of his life,” a relative said.
Relatives said they did not know why anyone would want the 33-year-old dead, and the incident has left them in a state of shock.
Cudjoe worked at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) and was a “cool and loving” person, a relative added.