Crime drama

Murder suspects caught after vehicle crashes

One man is dead and three others believed to be responsible for his murder are in police custody, following a high-speed chase that crossed two parishes today.

The series of events began in Vaughn’s Land No. 1, St Joseph around 11:50 a.m. with the shooting death of 38-year-old David Miller.

shooting victim
David Miller was fatally shot in his St Joseph neighbourhood Thursday morning.

He was walking along the road when he was confronted by a number of men. A dispute ensued, shots were fired and Miller was hit several times in the chest.

“He was shot in his upper body [and] died at the scene,” Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch confirmed in a brief statement.

Shortly after the incident lawmen, acting on information they received, went on the hunt for Miller’s attackers and intercepted the suspects in a grey Nissan Sunny in Farley Hill, St Peter.

The scene at Benny Hill, St Peter.
The scene at Benny Hill, St Peter.

A high-speed chase ensued but it ended not too far away in Benny Hall, St Peter, when the vehicle carrying the three men believed to be involved in Miller’s shooting crashed.

They were all injured. They complained about lacerations and bruises about their body and were detained by police as they waited for ambulances to transport them to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

Two were taken to the QEH in separate ambulances, under police guard, shortly after the accident.

One of the suspects being prepared to be taken to the QEH by ambulance.
One of the suspects being prepared to be taken to the QEH by ambulance.

A third man spent several minutes lying on his right side in the middle of the road, with his hands cuffed behind his back, as police investigated the scene.

The overturned getaway car was a few metres away from the suspect.

He was subsequently removed when a third ambulance arrived. Minutes later, two sniffer dogs from the Canine Unit were led to the scene by police.

Police brought sniffer dogs to assist in the investigation at the crash scene. Here, an officer and canine are by the overturned car in which the suspects were travelling.
Police brought sniffer dogs to assist in the investigation at the crash scene. Here, an officer and canine are by the overturned car in which the suspects were travelling.

Officers from the Special Services Unit (SSU), the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), nine police vehicles including canine vehicles and two unmarked jeeps, as well as four ambulances were also on the scene.

Up to late this evening, there was a heavy police presence at the QEH as the suspects remained there receiving treatment.

The investigations into Miller’s death, meantime, continue.

When a Barbados TODAY team visited his home, family members were too distraught to speak.

fernellawedderburn@barbadostoday.bb

6 Responses to Crime drama

  1. Mike April 17, 2015 at 6:35 am

    When the police done a good job we should let them know. Here job well done. We have to eliminate this evil crime spree that has been spreading across Barbados.

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    • Andrew The Voice April 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

      Amen bro amen

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  2. Walter Prescod April 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Has off to the police force for a job well done!
    Lock them up and throw away the key

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  3. Walter Prescod April 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Hats

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  4. Maxine Hutchinson April 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

    The effort the Policemen had put into apprehending the murderers will cause persons to understand that all of them must not be daubed with the same brush. I thank God that they were able to catch the beasts and I hope that they would be tried soon. I am sure that when their car overturned they did not want to die but they took a man’s life.

    These young men are sitting all day and all night long watching violent videos while drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking drugs. They fall asleep in most case while the videos are rolling on screen. Though they are asleep, their subconscious minds are recording everything on the screen. They awake from their slumber with minds to kill and destroy.

    I have said it before and I will say it again, when you sit around drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking drugs, your guides leave your presence and you are fair game for the demonic forces who take up positions at your sides and when you think that you are through with the alcohol and the drugs you find yourself involved in a matter of crime. Any consumption of Alcohol [and drugs] summons the twin guides of murder and stealing to your side. Be further warned! I trust that those guys who are involved in this matter will get their just reward. As a man sows that shall he also reap.

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  5. jr smith April 17, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Crime is criminal act, commit the same and you are a criminal, people hear voices from god, drugs , alcohol ,they are just a bunch of evil barstards, we need to put them infront a firing squad.

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