Shooting Is Fourth Murder In Three Days


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was shot to death outside a nightclub early yesterday morning, bringing the country’s homicide count to 63 for the year. It was also the fourth murder in three days.

Officer in Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Superintendent Paul Rolle, said police are still unsure of the circumstances surrounding the death.

He said his officers were out on the road attempting to gather information all day yesterday to figure out “what may have happened.”

The murder occurred around 2:55am Monday at a club on Bay and Armstrong streets.

Police say a 40-year-old man of Balls Alley was at the club when he got into an argument with a group of people, resulting in him being shot several times.

He was taken to hospital by a private vehicle where he died a short time later.

Supt Rolle said police do not have any suspects in the matter and are attempting to locate anyone who might have been in the area at the time of the incident.

“We are still trying to find out what happened, his friends drove him to the hospital after he was shot and then left. We went to the club and it was closed, no one was there. But we are still investigating,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Rolle said police are still investigating the stabbing death of Elkin Moss.

Police say Moss got into an argument with another man at his home on Carmichael Road, around 5am Saturday, resulting in both men being stabbed multiple times.

Moss died on the scene, but the other man, a 52-year-old Allen Drive resident, fled the scene in a private vehicle but collided on McKinney Drive with two other cars.

Mr Rolle said police believe his stab wounds might have been a factor in the accident.

He was arrested and taken into custody, where he is in hospital in serious, but stable condition.

Mr Rolle said police are waiting for him to be released from hospital before they make their next move.

Mr Rolle admitted that police still have no suspects in the shooting deaths of Ernest Cartwright and his employee, Sean Daxon.

Police say, the victims had just closed the Wulff Road Bar, where they worked, around 4 o’clock Saturday morning, and were headed toward Cartwright’s vehicle when they were approached by two armed men.

Both men got into the car in an effort to escape, however, Mr Cartwright was shot and killed in the driver’s seat.

According to Mr Rolle, Daxon left the car and ran onto Collins Avenue, but was also gunned down.

Anyone with information on any of these homicides is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.


banker 6 years, 11 months ago

Look at the headline, and that political hack Greenslade says that crime is down? More of this "Believe what I tell you, not what your eyes see" crap shovel led over the sheeple.


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