St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its 19th homicide this year when a Redemption Sharpes man was gunned down, execution style, in the Central Kingstown community after 7:20 a.m. on Thursday.
Dead is 33-year-old Brian Samuel aka Guttie, who was shot multiple times in the head as he was walking in the community.
The death brings to four the number of people shot and killed in the country this month.
Samuel has been in the headlines a number of times in his lifetime.
In January 2009, Samuel, then 19, was jailed for 18 months of possession of an unlicensed firearm.
Police conducted a raid at his home on Jan. 10, 2009 after receiving reports that Samuel was threatening people with a gun.
In mitigation, he told the Serious Offences Court that the firearm did not belong to him.
“… is somebody place I live in and me ain’t even been know the gun was there. Me ain’t really war get nobody in trouble, so I go plead guilty for it and done,” he told the court in mitigation.
Then, in March 2017, Samuel appeared before the Serious Offences Court, charged with two gun-offences after he allegedly pointed a firearm at his mother.
He was charged with having in his possession one .25 calibre handgun without a licence and criminal assault.
He was arrested at his home after police responded to a report from his mother that he had pointed a gun at her at her house.