Police are expressing strong cerns about one of this country’s bloodiest weekends in recent times.
Between last Friday early today, the island recorded four deaths or serious injuries from gun shots, road accidents or, in one case, a the body of a man being pulled from the sea.
Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector David Welch, told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that they were trying to determine the identity of a man, whose body was “fished” from the waters about 50 metres off Browne’s Beach, St. Michael, around mid-morning.
Welch said the body was seen by persons in the area floating, but up to publication the cause of death was unknown.
Police are also probing a suspected murder that happened yesterday around 5 p.m. at Upper Carter’s Gap, Enterprise, Christ Church.
Dead is 64 year old Eustace Renold Rolston, who was found at his home after being wounded by another man, believed to be a relative. Welch said that suspect was in custody, whom sources described as a teenager.
There were two other deaths — one on Saturday and the second last night. On Saturday, a two-vehicle collision resulted in the death of motorcyclist Patrick Thompson of Isolation Road, Belleplaine, St. Andrew. Thompson 47, was riding his cycle when he was involved in the accident with a truck at the junction of Welchman Hall Main Road and 2nd Avenue, Welchman Hall in St. Thomas. He died on the spot. The truck was driven by 35 year old Mark Alleyne also of Welchman Hall.
Last night, a 62 year old woman died after being involved in an accident with a car, while sitting on a wall near to the main road at Passage Road, St. Michael at around 9.45.
The victim, Patricia Tull, of Kensington Lodge, in the City, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance, but died during the night.
The car was driven by John Gittens of Eden Lodge, St. Michael.
Meanwhile, two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a series of shootings in the City area.
Police said Kemar Whitfield Leacock, of 7th Avenue, New Orleans, and Shane Ifill, were scheduled to appear in court today, jointly charged with the serious bodily harm of 25 year old Marvin Marcus Victor, of Passage Road, St. Michael. Victor has injured during a shooting on Friday at Mason Hall, the City. (EJ)