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Lorry driver killed at his home

Po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that Joseph was in pos­ses­sion of two il­le­gal guns.  His home had raid­ed sev­er­al times by po­lice, ex­e­cut­ing search­es for firearms and am­mu­ni­tion

SASCHA WIL­SON

 

Po­lice are look­ing in­to the cir­cum­stance sur­round­ing the mur­der of a 45-year-old lor­ry dri­ver on Thurs­day night, who re­port­ed­ly was shot dead at his Clax­ton Bay home.

The de­ceased has been iden­ti­fied as Pe­ter Joseph, of Rivers­dale Dri­ve, Sum Sum Hill in Clax­ton Bay.

Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands that Joseph was ques­tioned by his killers about the lo­ca­tion of a gun be­fore he was shot at his home.  His body was found on the road near his home, short­ly af­ter he was ac­cost­ed by gun­men.

Po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that Joseph was in pos­ses­sion of two il­le­gal guns.  His home had raid­ed sev­er­al times by po­lice, ex­e­cut­ing search­es for firearms and am­mu­ni­tion.

Joseph’s body was found ly­ing on the road around 10:05 pm by po­lice of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to a re­port of ex­plo­sions at that ad­dress.  The body bore gun­shot wounds, and there re­port­ed­ly was duct tape over the mouth and tie straps were near his hands.

Po­lice said Joseph was last seen around 9:40 pm re­lax­ing in a ham­mock at the back of his home.  Some­time lat­er, he re­port­ed­ly was ac­cost­ed by sev­er­al men who ques­tioned him about the lo­ca­tion of a gun.  It is be­lieved that Joseph strug­gled with his killers be­fore he was shot.

Po­lice searched his house but did not find the firearms.

Joseph lived with his com­mon-law wife and chil­dren.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing.