The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of James Shappeard, a 44-year-old Trinidadian by birth, who was a naturalised Vincentian.

On May 31st, 2016, approximately 9:45p.m., residents of Twenty Hill near to Penniston heard the sound of several gunshots before hearing a loud crashing sound.

The police responded and when they arrived at the scene at Twenty Hill Shappeard’s lifeless body was seen lying at the side of the road with what appears to be a gunshot wound to his head. Motor vehicle PU419 was seen crashed into a wall at the scene.

A postmortem examination is expected to be carried out on the body.

This has brought the homicides count for the year to 16.