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Saturday 24 February 2018

Police investigating Gasparillo murder

POLICE are investigating the murder of 26-year-old Kerwin Williams who was shot dead on Sunday in Gasparillo. Police sources would not confirm a claim that Williams was the man who sought refuge at the house of retired ACP Cecil Santana after being shot and chased by a businessman almost three months ago.

Williams was found dead on Sunday at about 11.30 pm, at the side of Caratal Road. His brother in law Quacy Straker was also found shot multiple times and is now warded at hospital in a critical condition. Relatives were yesterday reluctant to speak to reporters but police reports indicated they received a report of a crash on Lightbourne Trace, Gasparillo.

When police checked they saw a silver Mitsubishi Lancer and in it, Williams and Straker were found. Crime scene investigators recovered 15 bullet casings from the scene.

Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov confirmed that Williams was shot five times.

The pathologist determined that the man was attempting to run away from his assailants when he was shot as entry wounds were found to his back with exit wounds to the chest. On May 22, a man bearing a similar name to Sunday’s murder victim, sought refuge at the home of recently retired ACP Santana saying he had just been shot by a Gasparillo businessman who was chasing after him in his (the businessman) vehicle.

Santana subsequently detained the businessman who has since been slapped with several charges.


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