Police are investigating an alleged murder committed on 43-year-old Collin McPherson, a driver attached to the Ministry of Health and residing at Lot 460 ‘D’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown.
The killing occurred on Thursday at about 21:40hrs and was committed by a lone gunman.
Enquiries disclosed that McPherson is a father of four—three girls and a boy. At the time of the incident, he was in the front of his yard on a bench in the company of others.
One eyewitness, who resides at the above-mentioned address, recalled that he was in the house when he heard a loud explosion. He told the Police that thereafter McPherson ran inside of the house and started shouting “close the door”.
According to the eyewitness, the gunman was dressed in a blue shirt, dark-colour pants and is slim-built, fair in complexion, and was wearing a blue facemask. On seeing the gunman, the eyewitness said he ran into a bedroom in the house, leaving McPherson in the living room.
Two more loud explosions were heard, and then there was silence. The eyewitness said he emerge from the bedroom shortly after and saw McPherson lying motionless in the living room.
The Police visited the scene around 22:00 hrs where suspected gunshot injuries were seen on the victim’s body.
An emergency medical technician (EMT) from the Alberttown Fire Service Station was also present at the scene where the father of four was pronounced dead.
The scene was processed by the Police and two 9MM suspected spent shells were recovered.
Checks were made for CCTV cameras which were seen but are yet to be viewed.
Several persons were interviewed and statements were taken. The body was escorted to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting post mortem examination.
Investigations are ongoing.
McPherson’s 18-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter were home at the time. His other two
daughters were not at the house but arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting incident.
A 26-year-old nephew and two other males (ages 18 and 19) were also in the house at the time. They all ran and hid when the gunman entered the house.