Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Barbados records its 30th homicide for 2019

Police in Barbados have been busy conducting investigations into the island latest homicide, the third to come following unrelated shooting incidents, over a period of four days.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 28-year-old St James man was shot and killed at Well Gap, Cave Hill, St Michael.

Lawmen have identified him as Emilien Peter of Meadowville, Prior Park.

They responded to reports of a shooting incident and on arrival, learnt that a number of persons were liming under a streetlight playing dominoes when a loud explosion was heard.  Those who were gathered ran and on their return, discovered Peter’s body lying in a pool of blood. Peter was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Friday, afternoon 38-year-old Orlando Forde of Vauxhall #2, Christ Church was shot at his home, and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by Taxi where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

And the day before on Thursday night, 50-year-old warren Whitwright, was shot around 9 p.m. at Jezreel Road, Ruby, St Philip.  He died at the scene.

So far for 2019 there have been 30 homicides as compared to 28 for all of 2018.  To date no arrests have been made with the regards to the untaural deaths of Whitwright, Forde or Peter or that of 24-year-old Ashantio Blackman of BelAir, St. Philip who was shot and killed on the night of May 31, nor the May 5 shooting death of bread vendor, Eton Likeyn at Country Towers, St. Michael.

Police are making a public appeal for anyone who may have information that can assist in these investigations to contact Police emergency at 211, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477) or any Police Station.


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