UPDATED: 22-year-old man shot dead in year’s 85th murder


Tribune Staff Reporter


POLICE are investigating the murder of a 22-year-old man that took place on Monday.

Shortly after 10pm, police received a report of a man being shot at Wellington Street, off Market Street.

On arrival, police found the man, Reno Gilbert, with gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, but later died.

This killing brought the country’s homicide count to 85 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.

On Tuesday, this newspaper reported that the country remains on a path to record the least number of murders for any year since at least 2010, with an average of eight killings a month.

As of November 2, 2015, the country had recorded 127 murders. This means murders have decreased by 33 per cent compared to this time last year, according to The Tribune’s calculations.

Police said a short time after Monday’s shooting, they arrested a man in connection with Mr Gilbert’s death.

“We have an adult male in custody,” Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander, officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), said. “We still don’t know the motive of the shooting at this time, but we have an individual in custody. And we feel where we’re at based on our inquiries thus far, we feel that we should - in another day or two - bring some closure to this matter.”

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


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