Third killing in as many days

A crime scene investigator and two funeral workers remove the body of the man who was gunned down in Union Village.

A crime scene investigator and two funeral workers remove the body of the man who was gunned down in Union Village.


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was shot and killed yesterday afternoon taking the country’s murder count to 45 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.

This is the third shooting death in the capital in three days.

The latest homicide happened shortly after 2pm off Wulff Road.

Officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle said the victim was walking with a woman when he was approached by a man with a handgun.

“Shortly after 2pm, a male believed to be in his mid-twenties, a resident of Robinson Road, was walking in Union Village along with a female companion, when a male accosted them, produced a handgun and began discharging shots in his direction,” he said.

“The victim ran but collapsed in the street. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. EMS personnel were called on the scene and pronounced him dead.”

The female was unharmed during the incident. Chief Supt Rolle said police are not sure of the motive at this time.

Police have not identified the victim but The Tribune understands he is Anthony Fife also known as “T Boy”.

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

This murder comes two days after a man was shot and killed while doing repair work on a car on Ida Street shortly after 4pm.

On Monday, police said a gunman approached the victim and another male and fired shots at the pair. One of the victims was shot in the hand and ran for help, but the second man was shot multiple times and died at the scene.

Police are also investigating the death of a man whose body was found around 3.30am Monday.

Police, acting on information, went to a service road near the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex where they discovered the body of a man lying on the ground.

He had multiple gun shot injuries to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

That victim has been identified as 24-year-old Duval Watkins of Yellow Elder Gardens. Watkins was “well known to police”, The Tribune understands.

He was also shot in the chest in October 2014, while walking through Yellow Elder Gardens, but survived that attack.

No one has been arrested in any of the homicides.


cocacola1 7 years, 11 months ago

The police know who the "culprits" are and the repeat offenders as well as where to find them but as one officer told me recently, "we are just letting them kill off each other" I guess that's why they release them so easily on bail... what a sad state this country is in. The issue is that they will never be "killed off" as long as you have generations and generations of kids growing up in these "ghetto" environments that only teach them how to steal and kill


positiveinput 7 years, 11 months ago

Or generations of people who know full well police officers who intent is not to protect and serve. Don't just point at the "ghetto" environments when you too are equally to blame. @ cocacola1 Sorry to say but you are no better.


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