An eerie silence lingered over the west coast community of Risk Road, Fitts Village, St James, less than 24 hours after the brazen killing of 34-year old Jamar Corbin.
When a Barbados TODAY team visited the area on Thursday, neither friends nor family members shared a word about the murder that had unfolded the day before.
On Wednesday evening, Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss revealed that at around 10:30 a.m., a man knocked on the front door of Corbin’s residence and shot him when he opened.
Hours later, lawmen issued a wanted bulletin for Romario Clarke, 26, also of Risk Road, who they said was wanted in connection with a serious matter and was considered armed and dangerous.
“I can confirm that the wanted man is the brother of the person who died,” Inniss told Barbados TODAY.
Asked if Clarke was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting, the PRO replied: “I am not at liberty to say. He is wanted in connection with serious matters.”
Meanwhile, at a home in the community, some of the deceased’s relatives and a friend appeared visibly upset, but they made it clear they had nothing to say.
A neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous, said the incident had rocked the beachside community, and lamented the gradual negative vices creeping into the area over the years.
“When these things happen, they shake you up. It is a hurting, shake-up thing,” said the long-time resident.
“In the early times, things were good, but things change and you have to watch your mouth. I am sorry about the whole thing, but especially for the mother, and I am hoping she can get over it at the end of the day.” (KS)