ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Thirty-five year old Villa resident Jermaine “Six Months” Destin was gunned downed in his village last night.
The father of two, who was reportedly shot in the head and chest, collapsed and died on the spot.
Residents, admittedly fearful of being targeted in the troubled community, recounted the details of the incident on condition of anonymity.
One man reported hearing three gunshots around 8:15 pm. The shooter was reportedly on foot.
The “boys on the block” disappeared, he said, and then many residents began crawling from their homes to investigate after several minutes had elapsed.
There, they found the victim sprawled in the middle of Athill Street, an area that is usually dark at night.
The body remained there for hours, while police combed the scene for evidence and scores of residents whispered the tales of Destin’s reportedly troubled life.
Police cordoned off the scene, preventing curious onlookers from getting close to the deceased.
Lawmen are investigating the killing and had no suspects in custody last night, sources said.
Destin is the second person gunned down this year.
The first homicide victim was 38-year-old Susan “Sue” Powell, who was shot in the head by an assailant on February 26. That incident occurred in Heritage Quay around 1:20 pm.
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