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Family puzzled by shooting


Yvette Best

Family puzzled by shooting

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Late Wednesday night Denroy Davis was chatting with friends near his home at Eastbourne No. 2, St Philip.
A few hours later, he became this year’s seventh murder victim, gunned down at his home.  
His death at 36 shocked his family and friends who live nearby. Most of them were awakened by the sound of the fatal gunshot to his head.
Davis’ aunt Marita Grazette said he was like a son to her and his sudden death had left her “in a state”.
She said he had no enemies that she was aware of and was always looking for work. He did landscaping.
Davis’ sister-in-law Jeannette, who lives in front of his unfinished house, said she and her husband were awakened by a loud noise around 1 a.m.
“My husband looked out of the window and saw nothing, and then he lay back down. About 20 or 25 minutes later Denroy’s girlfriend came running to the window crying and screaming, ‘I think Denroy’s been shot’.”
Jeannette said her husband went to have a look.
“He [Davis] was shot in the back of the head, apparently, and he just fell back on the mattress face down in a pool of blood. We called the ambulance and his aunt and everybody, but it seemed like he was dead already,” she recalled.
A  cousin visiting from overseas who preferred not to be named, described Davis as friendly, polite helpful and peaceful.
Police public relations officer Inspector David Welch urged members of the public to come forward with any information that would help with investigations.
Welch said any information would be treated in the strictest confidence.

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