Shot down

Police are investigating a gruesome murder, which occurred just after 3 p.m. Wednesday at Goddard Road, St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael.

Lawmen are yet to release the name of the victim.

However, when Barbados TODAY arrived at the scene, family members and friends were able to clearly identify the dead man as Jerome Bovell, better known as Wild Geese.

The victim, who is said to be in his 40s, was also said to be known to police.

Jerome Bovell

As pictures of his execution-style killing went viral on social media Wednesday evening, the victim, who was wearing a white vest, black jeans and a Michael Kors belt, was seen lying flat on his back in a pool of blood, with at least six spent bullets on the ground.

However, there was talk at the scene of him receiving at least 13 gunshot injuries, including what were believed to be fatal shots to his head.

A fallen umbrella and a discarded slipper also told the story of how Bovell met his untimely death.

With residents reacting in obvious disbelief over his killing, family members huddled together in the rain, some of them quietly shedding tears, but hardly uttering an audible word over the sudden and unexpected death of their loved one.

As police with heavy artillery descended on the scene, residents appeared apprehensive about speaking about the incident.

And all Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler would say was that a report was received around 3:40 p.m. of a man being shot multiple times.

The matter remains under investigation.

10 Responses to Shot down

  1. Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers
    Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers June 28, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    So sad

  2. Katrina Springer
    Katrina Springer June 28, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    is hard to cope lady but is life

  3. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen June 28, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Can someone tell me When is our AG going to address these killings.

  4. AniRo Burke
    AniRo Burke June 28, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Barbados Today serious, delete my comment because I pointed out the bad and inconsiderate way this piece is written? LOL. “EXPECTED”-“UNEXPECTED” Last section still sounds like gossip! Delete this too!

  5. G Note June 29, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Can someone tell how the guns get into a small island without the authorities knowing. But yet when you leave the security at the airport stop you for taking a toy sword on a plane. Something is wrong or someone is being paid to look the other way.

  6. Observer June 29, 2017 at 7:31 am

    I’m still waiting on the AG to speak on this serious matter I’m assuming it hasn’t it home yet something has to be done Mr AG are you hiding why r u so quiet man you need to do something fast this shooting is out of control families are hurting

  7. Patrick June 29, 2017 at 10:56 am

    What can the AG do ? You all who know where the guns are should call the Police and stop withholding information

  8. Smiles June 29, 2017 at 11:33 am

    “Residents appeared apprehensive about speaking about the incident”. Now if residents and people who live in the area and know if a gun in dem house aint saying something, how the AG gine help. No evidence, people wont come forward, when ya lock up people and the DPP say insufficient evidence, people gine sue, Frank Gibson suing for two million. Now tell me, nobody aint see nothing aint hear nothing? well “insufficient evidence” is the verdict.

  9. Belfast June 29, 2017 at 6:33 pm


  10. shirbon Miller June 30, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Too many guns, anyone found with an illegal gun should get 15 years in prison


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