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Mother collapses after learning of son’s death


Shamir Nicholas


The family of 25-year-old Shamir Nicholas remains in shock following his suspected murder earlier today.

The mother of the man, who was gunned down at around 3 this morning in Westbury Road, St Michael, had to be rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention after she reportedly collapsed.

His family members were close-mouthed about the tragedy.

Nicholas was at 9th Avenue, New Orleans when he got into an altercation, and was subsequently shot

Police loo

Police looking for evidence.

multiple times.

He had a four-month old baby.


37 Responses to Mother collapses after learning of son’s death

  1. Browne-love Jan
    Browne-love Jan January 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Another child without a father so sad

  2. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne January 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    3 in the AM and still pun’ de road? It not safe out there be inside before dark.

  3. Wendy Sthill
    Wendy Sthill January 24, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Soo sad

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Was it worth it? NO. Walk away. Sad. Very sad.

  5. Ryan Videodv
    Ryan Videodv January 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Too get rid of all this violence and guns..Blame the present government. .Barbados small..Some countries police and military does come together and carry out house too house searches..This Government ain’t gine do anything about nothing they want all bajans dead

    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole January 24, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      It is another failure of this government.

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne January 24, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      There’s always an old saying: The things you do will come back at you. I sense the foolishness this Government is doing is going to come back and haunt them in the end because what goes around comes back around.

    • Pamalea Payne
      Pamalea Payne January 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Yall people don’t get tired playing the blaming game. What the Government have to do with these heartless Idiots, they’re not the parents or who raise those persons

  6. Cherry Matunda Heri
    Cherry Matunda Heri January 24, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    So sad

  7. Tony Webster January 24, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Apart from a young life destroyed, and the pain and anguish of his loved ones, another very sad aspect bothers me in the increasing numbers of cases like this.

    It is simply, that we seem to have no-one, either willing, or able, to ventilate in the public media, any attempt at an analysis of where someone “went wrong”. By “playing-back the tape”, sort of. By this, I refer not to any specific incident: simply that there ought to be some way in which someone, somewhere, might come forward who has intimate knowledge of a situation where a young person ( a repentant perpetrator, OR a surviving victim) can share his experience and pinn-point the exact causative factors. And so avoid other young people, falling into the same pot-hole, and running-off into “disaster gully”.
    Might master-media-man Ellis …maybe…again rise to the occasion, and extend the reach of his “6.30” programming…to avoid more young lives from being snuffed-out? We’ve seen such attempts in interviewing persons released after serving time. Might Ch-8 consider using its resources for such a worthy cause? Could it be aired on our social networks, and local online media?

    Alternatively, could our media folks glean enough from official coroners enquiries , to portray the “tragedy” sufficiently to make sense to others?

    Surely, we do not need this to become “commonplace”…and “normal” Yes? No? Line busy?

  8. Dale Worrell
    Dale Worrell January 24, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Wow so sad My prayers are with the family

  9. Dale Worrell
    Dale Worrell January 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Wth I reading how is the Govt to blame for this senseless violence?just wondering and asking maybe miss something so do enlighten me

    • Ryan Videodv
      Ryan Videodv January 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      We do not make guns and the drug trade of trying to land it on the beach which ppl believe these guns coming from..First off those guns that the youngsters does got is brand new guns most ain’t spin barrel with hammer and pin.And also challenge the police in gun fights the only body should got the latest up to date weapons is police or defence force..You want to sound intelligent. .then do some maths on that.

    • Lucia Aniela Parris
      Lucia Aniela Parris January 24, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Dale the best thing to do is NOT try to understand illogic… You’ll get a headache… Some people will just always point fingers indiscriminately… I’m saddened this young dad couldn’t be a father to his baby…

    • Ryan Videodv
      Ryan Videodv January 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Illogical is to ask ya self why government ministers and lawyers does go work ankle strap with a gun at lease them ready or prepare before all these ppl getting kill every month and this year too.

  10. Lois Mcclean
    Lois Mcclean January 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    So sad

  11. Deborah Lashley
    Deborah Lashley January 24, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    sorry may he R.I.P.

  12. Dale Worrell
    Dale Worrell January 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I remember him from when I used to work in Haynesville

  13. Dale Worrell
    Dale Worrell January 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    RIP and RIG

  14. Omar Mayers
    Omar Mayers January 24, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    young people need to turn thier lives over to God, and live a more meanful life.

  15. Erms Bajan
    Erms Bajan January 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    It doesn’t see like young people life matters any more in Barbados. Every day so this is really ashame on Barbsdos just now no one will be visiting barbados. And that’s a sad thing cause Barbados is the most beautiful country in the carribbean with the best carribbean dollar that makes a difference. So sad.

  16. Erms Bajan
    Erms Bajan January 24, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    There are the future in Barbados.

  17. Dario Phillippe Barrow
    Dario Phillippe Barrow January 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Ohhhhhh no I know him OMG noooooooo…RIP bro

  18. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer January 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    So sad…

  19. miche January 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    First and foremost ,let me send my condolences to the family of the young man,’But I must ask,Where are those of the said community who were shouting quite loudly a short while ago when the officers of the law went into the same area and fired a shot,,,, they shouted “”The police don’t care about the safety of the children” ,,and look E Dey,,he is de one dat shoot” among other things,,,now look,children were in the said gathering to see what happened.,,,now ,where are those commentators,will they be so verbal now?

    • waindread January 26, 2015 at 11:29 am

      So are you endorsing shooting indiscriminately in a crowded neighborhood. ?

  20. Candace Rivera
    Candace Rivera January 24, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Man look when I hear these fella get shot all I can say is RIP…..

  21. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams January 24, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Get back to God and righteousness. Sympathies to the bereaved.

  22. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne January 25, 2015 at 3:57 am

    We need less of this.

  23. GGrant January 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    What is happening to my beautiful country?

  24. HardBall January 26, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Ryan Videodv, because they are strapped, does not mean they know how to use it, having a gun does not make you invincible.

    How can you blame the government for the guns in the country, don’t matter how secure you think you are, they are ways to circumvent security.

    Look at the US border with Mexico, do you have any idea how much money and man power is spent trying to protect the border? Yet everyday the Mexicans cross the border, some with drugs.

    Stop pointing fingers and when you see people with illegal guns call the police for them, that would help control the guns on the streets.
    People think that because the gun was not used on them or their family they have nothing to say to the police, speak up, stop being silent.

  25. Maxine Baker January 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

    May he rest in peace.

  26. Debra January 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks everyone for your sincere thoughts and condolences , and prayers my family and I appreciate that. R .I .P Shamir you always be in our hearts…. your death will not be in vain my dear nephew. GONE TOO SOON.


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