Wednesday 15 July, 2020

UPDATE: Gunshot victim dies, murder toll now at 31

The number of homicides committed for 2019 now stands at 31, following the death of a St. Michael man.

Ackeem Jabarry Leon, 27-years-old, of 3rd Avenue Mannings Land, Bank Hall received multiple gunshots injuries about his body on Tuesday July 2 after 9 pm. 

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Police report the deceased was liming at a shop, at the same address, when a vehicle pulled up and the occupants opened fire. He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by private vehicle and was pronounced dead by medical personnel sometime after 7 pm on Wednesday July 3. 

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) said the investigation has been upgraded to a homicide and they are appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information. Please contact the Black Rock Police Station at 417-7500 or Criminal Investigations Division (CID) at 430-7189, Police Emergency at 211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 (TIPS) 8477. 



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