Teenager left dead in road after shooting

By KHRISNA VIRGIL kvirgil@tribunemedia.net SCORES of people gathered yesterday on Andros Avenue, minutes after the body of a 19-year-old man was left bullet-riddled and lying on a dirt road. The victim, who a police source has identified as Renardo Minnis, was known to authorities. An onlooker, who did not want to be identified, said the victim was known in the community as a drug dealer, "who often worked the streets". He said: "He was young, but he was out here selling his lil drugs. That boy wasn't humble with it though, he was bold and didn't respect his elders. "Yesterday he had a lil argument with someone and today they came back and shot him." Police last night said they could not confirm a motive or if the murder was drug related. Persons believed to be close friends of the man were forced to restrain an hysterical woman who claimed to be his sister as she shouted: "Oh Lord, my brother!" Central Detective Unit chief Paul Rolle said Minnis was sitting near a wall, in the Wright's Lane area, near Wulff Road, when he was shot around 11.45 am. The body was still at the scene by 2pm as police continued their investigations. Mr Rolle said it was not known if the victim was alone. He said: "Officers responded (after receiving reports of gunshots) where they discovered a male lying on the ground at the dead end. This male upon examination was determined to have multiple gunshot wounds about the body. "EMS was contacted and responded to pronounce the male to be deceased. As you'll see, we have officers on the scene right now doing our initial processing." Police are asking community members to contact them with any information.


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