Tuesday 21 August, 2018

45-year-old man shot dead in Annotto Bay, St Mary

A man was chased and shot dead in Crooked River, Annotto Bay in St Mary on Friday.  

The deceased has been identified as 45-year-old Richard Bignold of Crooked River, Annotto Bay in the parish.

Police reports are that at about 7 p.m., Bignold was riding his bicycle, accompanied by his family along a dirt track to his home.

Bignold was then pounced upon by a man armed with gun. The man opened gunfire hitting him in the head and abdomen before his making his escape.

The police were summoned and he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say that no one else was hurt in the incident, which they are currently probing.