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Still no closure for families of three victims

TIM SLINGER, [email protected]

Still no closure for families of three victims

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WHILE POLICE CONTINUE their fight to achieve a 100 per cent success with murders committed last year, at least three families are struggling to come to grips with what led to the death of their loved ones, each the victim of a gunshot.

Among the unsolved killings is that of 23-year-old Rico Reid, of Crystal Crescent, Kingsland, Christ Church, who died on the spot last June 8, after he was shot in the head by an assailant along Wharf Road, The City.

The incident reportedly happened yards away from the Jolly Roger’s Shipwreck Wednesday cruise when Reid, familiarly known as “Brain”, was talking with a man before he was gunned down.

Rumours had surfaced that Reid’s death was a revenge act, linked to a shooting that occurred on September 21, 2013, that claimed the life of Llamar “Fruits” James while he was attending a birthday party at Bonnetts, Brittons Hill, St Michael.

Jamar Grazette, 25, of Arch Hall, St Thomas, also fell to a gunman’s bullet while he was parked out with a woman at Hope Road, Orange Hill, St James, on August 19, last year.

The unidentified woman was apparently unharmed and questioned by investigators who are still searching for clues that could lead them to the killer.

Another mystery surrounds the killing of 48-year-old Edward Watson, the Dominican-born painter who was working at the Christ Church residence of former Barbados and England cricketer Roland Butcher when he met his death.

Reports indicated that last October 17, residents heard a number of explosions at Butcher’s home and on examination, discovered Watson’s lifeless body. (TS)