A good man gone

“He didn’t deserve to die this way”

That was the general cry of residents of Spring Farm, St Thomas today after receiving the horrific news of Lemar Carter’s passing.

Lemar Carter
Lemar Carter

The 22-year-old’s body was discovered close to the Mangrove landfill in Vauclause, St Thomas in the wee hours of this morning with several gunshot wounds and other bruises, after a police patrol intercepted a silver grey Mitsubishi Lancer                  around 1:20 a.m.

Reports are that lawmen were involved in a chase with the vehicle, which ended at Mangrove. That’s when the other occupants of the car reportedly fled the scene and escaped into the surrounding bushes, leaving Carter’s lifeless body behind in the backseat of vehicle.

His mysterious death has come as a sudden and unexpected blow that has hit the entire Carter household hard.

When a Barbados TODAY team visited the victim’s home earlier today, distraught family members, who sat around comforting each other, said they were too emotional to speak to members of the media.

Residents in the close-knit St Thomas community, most of whom stayed home from work and school today, were also at a loss over the apparent murder of the former Parkinson Memorial student, who was described as quiet, soft spoken and harmless.

With investigations continuing into his death, the residents insisted “he did not deserve to die this way”.

“He don’t go partying, he don’t smoke or nothing. From by he father workshop he would go back in that house. He don’t talk, he quiet. He was the coolest person ever.

“If he talking to you, you would have to tell he, ‘I can’t hear you, man try and talk up’. A good fella dead,” one man said.

Another, who was struggling to piece together the events, said Carter was too quiet a gentleman to have been involved in any situation that would have caused his life.

“What happen to he wrong and unfair,” the mature male resident declared.

“Not a boy can’t say nothing bad about he. He would go to the shop, call for what he want and come long back home,” he added, while revealing that Carter had borrowed the vehicle in which his body was found from another resident in the area last night.

“Up to now you don’t know what take place,” he lamented.

Dedria Nicholls, a childhood friend of the deceased man, was also struck by news of his passing.

“We grew up together but as we got older he didn’t want to be around the girls too much so he would more be with the boys. But he didn’t deserve to die like that. And his family are good people,” Nicholls said.

Another woman, who requested to remain anonymous because she was supposed to be at work, said “the community shaken up. Even the shop shut. .. He was a very good boy. He did good from birth,” she said.

anestahenry@barbadostoday.bb

27 Responses to A good man gone

  1. Crystal Greaves
    Crystal Greaves February 10, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Blackly he from out by u and by the way R I P

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  2. Ryvan Bigman
    Ryvan Bigman February 10, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    They say the good die young. RIP

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  3. Stacia Thorne
    Stacia Thorne February 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Wow. My sympathy to Ruth tiffany; pedro; and chicken. Wow is all I can say.

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  4. Roberta Ford
    Roberta Ford February 10, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Rip

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  5. Mhizz Lucious Boo
    Mhizz Lucious Boo February 10, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    U didnt deserved this n die like this so humble n kool still lost rip

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  6. Notnice Shan
    Notnice Shan February 10, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Gone too soon Lamar…RIP

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  7. Diamond Blossom
    Diamond Blossom February 10, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    RIP

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  8. Patranell Callender
    Patranell Callender February 10, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    My condolence to his family and friends,I pray the person who did this be caught soon

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  9. Patranell Callender
    Patranell Callender February 10, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Rip

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  10. Carte Blanche
    Carte Blanche February 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    R.I.P Lamar Gone to Soon

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  11. Troy Screechie
    Troy Screechie February 10, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    R.I.P Lamar, my sympathy going out to da family

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  12. Sakina Straker
    Sakina Straker February 11, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Rip

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  13. Veronica Carew
    Veronica Carew February 11, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Condolences to his Friends n Love Ones,RIP.

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  14. Mani Slater
    Mani Slater February 11, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Poor fella they advantage him and they will pay.RIP.

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  15. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett February 11, 2015 at 1:46 am

    May his soul rest in eternal peace. My condolences goes out to his family, friends and neighbours who speak so highly of him.

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  16. Shay Sofine
    Shay Sofine February 11, 2015 at 2:22 am

    My gosh, my heart breaks for this family and friends, such a short time after my husband was gunned down in st Andrew Sunday nite. God help us in these times.

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  17. Aubrey February 11, 2015 at 4:44 am

    WHAT IS GOING ONN IN BARBADOS , SUCH A QUITE AND SAFE PLACE , I’VE BEEN THERE A FEW TIMES AND I ALWAYS ADMIRE HOW SAFE THIS LITTLE PLACE IS ,GOD HELP US , I BELIEVE THE CHURCHES NEEDS TO GO ON SOME STRONG FASTING & PAYER ! AND TAKE BACK BARBADOS FROM THE CLUTCHES OF THE ENEMY !

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  18. figs February 11, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Rip

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  19. kathy mayers February 11, 2015 at 7:21 am

    My condolences goes out to the entire Carter family and friends.. really sad..RIP son

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  20. kathy-Ann Clarke February 11, 2015 at 8:30 am

    So sad, everyday, someone goes at the violent hands of someone else. I pray for strength at this time for his loved ones, and may he rest in peace. Condolences from my family and I.

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  21. Rick Payne February 11, 2015 at 11:44 am

    What is going in Barbados my homeland, mek me don’t want to come at all with this killing dont make no sense at all this is not Barbados anymore, Where are they getting the gun from, somebody bringing them in who ever doing it i pray to God they get caught, i tire of hearing some one getting kill in Barbados soon from no one will be visiting Barbados, Barbados get yourself together and stop with this foolishness One Love.

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  22. margaret February 11, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    my condolences to the family I know his uncle who lives in Boston.

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  23. Kathy Ann walcott February 11, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    may my cuz soul RIP and could someone please b strong for each other they didn’t had to kill my cuz like that love you all auntie

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  24. Celestine Marshall February 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Woke up early this morning to the sounds of crying Another mothet shedding her teats O Jah why all the pain and suffering? Why all the senseless killing? Could this mean that nobody cares? A quiet soft spoken guy just the way my adjacent district people described him! To be honest I cried for hours as thouh he was my son! Anyway I pray for strength for his entire family May his soul R.I.P

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  25. Gloria February 12, 2015 at 1:05 am

    What going on in barbados stop the madness

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  26. Dionne Scantlebury February 13, 2015 at 6:30 am

    R.I.P condolences to the family

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  27. Sonja Hope February 14, 2015 at 5:21 am

    My Condolences goes out to his entire family, friends and his community may he rest in peace.

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