Police have confirmed the identity of the man who was shot and killed at Wharf Road, The City, just before midnight Wednesday.
Rico Wazir Reid, 23, of Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church was a jockey with the Barbados Turf Club. He died on the spot after he was shot in the head by an unknown assailant as he prepared to board the Jolly Roger pleasure cruise.
The death brings to eight the number of reported murders since the start of the year. It forced the cancellation of last night’s cruise. Shipwreck Wednesday, an event which was taking place nearby along Wharf Road, was also shut down by police.
Lawmen are asking anyone with information that could assist with this investigation to contact them at telephone number 430-7189,or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477).