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UPDATE-Shooting death mars Jolly Roger cruise

Police have confirmed the identity of the man who was shot and killed at Wharf Road, The City, just before midnight Wednesday.

Rico Wazir Reid, 23, of Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church was a  jockey with the Barbados Turf Club. He died on the spot after he was shot in the head by an unknown assailant as he prepared to board the Jolly Roger pleasure cruise.

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The death brings to eight the number of reported murders since the start of the year. It forced the cancellation of  last night’s cruise. Shipwreck Wednesday, an event which was taking place nearby along Wharf Road, was also shut down by police.

Lawmen are asking anyone with information that could assist with this investigation to contact them at telephone number 430-7189,or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477).


16 Responses to UPDATE-Shooting death mars Jolly Roger cruise

  1. Pamalea Payne
    Pamalea Payne June 9, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Persons doing these things cause them going prison for 5 or so years and come back out smiling from ear to ear remember wanna have family, and that dead person have family how would you like to be in prison and hear of the house you once call home was mysteriously done up with all your family

    • harry turnover June 9, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Exactly ..dem IDIOTS feel dat only dem could do things.People like dem should be buried alive and pee pon.

  2. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne June 9, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Whoever did this to a young man like Rico want catching and be brought to justice. Can’t go to enjoy ourselves and have a good time at all.

  3. Ejd June 9, 2016 at 8:41 am

    He or she must hang for that.

    • miche June 9, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      Wake up Ejd,,yuh dreaming,,,,Hing? bout hey,,,, In meck uh murkuh in engulun vex…

  4. Tamina Darkies
    Tamina Darkies June 9, 2016 at 8:45 am

    This is very sad condolences to his family.l also think the people reporting the news need to b more accurate wid their information before posting cause my cuz was going to a cruise & it had me bothered wen i saw d story bout d shooting then to hear & read it wasn’t even on the boat when it happen get wanna facts & stories straight

  5. Dwayne Durant
    Dwayne Durant June 9, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Barbados today would you please stop posting these stories you are making the AG look bad he said we don’t have a problem with guns smh got to be living under a rock or something I wonder how much more have to get kill to notice

    • Shelly Ross
      Shelly Ross June 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Hype Washington Add to that, they are frustrated out of schools.

  6. Annetta Paul
    Annetta Paul June 9, 2016 at 9:55 am

    This is so sad, another life gone and for WHAT? I hope the person/s behind this young man’s death can live with themselves. You will spend the rest of your miserable life wondering what form of punishment will come your way. YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW and it is said it will be worse. So won’t want to be you. On another note, the BPD seems to be doing the best they can at catching these criminals. Good work on the recent apprehension of those two brothers. It is time for those law officers/Attorney General to face the fact and call a spade a spade. Crime is on the rise and it have been for quite some time now. How many more shooting and stabbing before some serious changes must be made. Maybe a store opening on Broad Street selling Bulletproof vests might be the wake up call they waiting for to get the death penalty back. Barbados may be small but it can still send a huge, NO NONSENSE message to criminals.

  7. Green Giant June 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    These victims are not always innocent. They’re being repaid for their deeds.

  8. Walter Prescod June 9, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    My condolences to to friends and family.
    May the BPF find the person who is responsable

  9. BoBoTheClown June 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Where have all these sick minds come from. If you have a beef with someone ,and it is not resolved to your satisfaction, is it enough for you to pack a gun and hunt that person down like a hunter would hunt an animal with the intent to kill?
    If these fools are so brave ,why then are they running and hiding from the Police even though without doubt they’ll be caught and prosecuted. I would think that any such fool would have contemplated what he ,or she would have to face later. Why commit the crime and then try to hide ? Be brave ,like you were and face the music.
    You are a coward. That’s what you are . A chicken. An outlaw .A murderer .

  10. Francis June 9, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Mr AG what says you now?

  11. Tony Waterman June 10, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Sorry about the Last URL not meant for this Comment

  12. Leroy June 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Probably would be sorry now to have bail and dead instead of Dodds and live.


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