An Arnos Vale man has become the 16th homicide victim in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) after he was gunned down, execution-style in Arnos Vale on Saturday.
Jamarlo “Ice” Dunbar, who is in his 30s and is originally from Rillan Hill, was shot in the street near Randy’s Supermarket and Bakery as he made his way home on foot from the nearby Tree House Bar around 4:40 a.m.
People who claimed to have witnessed the shooting said that the assailant stood over Dunbar as he laid wounded on the ground and fired several shots into his body, resulting in his death at the scene.
Outside the police cordon, one man mourned Dunbar’s death, saying he had urged him to stay at home for his own safety.
“So much people wah kill the man and he still leave home,” the man said.
Videos circulated on social media show people discussing whether to take Dunbar, who appeared to be unresponsive, to the hospital after the shooting.
One woman told others who spoke about taking Dunbar to hospital that he would bleed even more if he is moved.
“It go be worse. The bullet dem go move if yuh move him,” the woman said.
A male voice said that Dunbar is from Pole Yard, adding, “Me and Ice just been dey. The man naturally run down the man and buss — when the man drop the man still bussing shot. The shot cold.”
In another video male voices are heard counting the number of shells on the scene and apparent gunshot wounds on Dunbar’s body.
The video shows what appears to be a round of ammunition. “Dah one dey cold. Day one dey ain’t buss,” a male voice says.
The men pointed to what appeared to be gunshot wounds to Dunbar’s right side, right hip, and right hand.
“Ice now leave the party dey… Ice now left the party dey,” a man says in a third video.
Dunbar’s death came three days before he was to reappear in court on a burglary charge in connection with a break-in at a shop in his home community, Rillan Hill.
He became the second Pole Yard resident to be shot and killed in less than a month.
On April 11, Jomo “Top Dog” Brudy, of Edinboro, who was one of two men shot in Pole Yard, Arnos Vale, the previous night, died in hospital.
Brudy’s death was recorded as 11th homicides in SVG this year.
Of the 16 homicides this year, three resulted from police shooting and killing people in the line of duty.
Two of the three men shot and killed by police are said to have had a history of mental illness.