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Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:00

Solomon GabourelApproximately one year ago, Solomon Earl Gabourel, 34, once a squatter of Chetumal Street, rallied alongside hundreds of his community residents, all squatters too, staking claim to private land that he and others had constructed houses on and had been living on.

Gabourel is now dead after police say he tried to rob a hotdog vendor on Albert Street and was stabbed in the process.

Police say that on Saturday, March 24th, 2012, at around 4:30 a.m., Gabourel approached a 19-year-old vendor while she was selling hotdogs at the Battlefield Park. He held her by the neck and pressed a knife on her abdomen.

The 19-year-old vendor was accompanied by her sister and her aunt at the time of the robbery. 

Police also note that Gabourel had managed to take off the vendor’s apron which had approximately $800 in cash. He also stole the 19-year-old’s cell phone.

Gabourel, we learnt from sources, still had the vendor by the neck when the girl’s aunt quickly intervened, and in fear for her niece’s life, stabbed him to the left side of his abdomen.

Police rushed Gabourel to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he underwent treatment but succumbed to his injuries at approximately 5:55 a.m.

Police retrieved a 13-inch, black plastic handle blade from the scene. We have confirmed that that was the knife Gabourel was armed with.

We asked Rafael Martinez, Public Relations for the Police Ministry whether or not this was murder in which he confirmed by saying, “It was definitely not a murder”.  The police investigation is ongoing.

Gabourel made his first television debut in August of 2010, as the friend of murdered, Russell Neal, the Lord Ridge Cemetery Keeper, who was shot inside his home. 

Gabourel was known to have had other run-ins with the law where he was charged on at least one instance for rape and was also shot at along with Herman “Yagga” Morris.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:44