By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE have four men in custody, including a Defence Force officer, in connection with the shooting death of a 27-year-old man who was on bail for attempted murder.
This latest killing pushed the country’s homicide count to 31 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.
It occurred shortly after 8.30pm on Wednesday on West Avenue.
Assistant Superintendent B K Bonamy Jr, head of homicide investigations at the Central Detective Unit (CDU), said the victim, with another man were sitting in front of a friend’s house off Carmichael Road when they were approached by a man.
“The man fired several shots at them before fleeing the area in a waiting vehicle. The victim died on the scene, the other man was shot in the leg and taken to hospital where he is in serious, but stable condition. At this time, we have no motive for the crime and are still trying to determine which of the men was the intended target,” he said.
Police have not officially identified the victim, but The Tribune understands he is Alfred Renaldo Munnings Ferguson. Ferguson was on bail for attempted murder stemming from a shooting incident in 2013.
Asst Supt Bonamy said police arrested one suspect about 20 minutes after the murder and three other men were arrested early yesterday morning.
He said: “A short while after the murder, officers in the area saw a suspicious Honda speeding away from the area of the murder, resulting in a high speed chase throughout the southern district. The chase came to an end when the suspects crashed into a vehicle on Tonique Darling Highway and fled on foot. Police gave chase and arrested one of the suspects. Police also recovered a firearm.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.