The first homicide for 2017 occurred during the wee hours of Friday. Dead is Jeremie St. Martin, aka Jay. He was shot multiple times whilst sleeping on a beach chair in a house at the corner of George and Marina Streets in Gros Islet – one block from Castro’s Bar, and two blocks from the St. Joseph the Worker church.
According to reports multiple gunshots were heard about 3:30 AM this morning. No motive has yet been reported.
Informed sources say that another incident had occurred in that same house in October, 2016 when another young man was also shot in the leg. No report was made to the police then. The house is reported to be a known drug and crime location.
The area remains cordoned off by police as they continue their investigation. The Gros Islet branch of Mannee’s Bakery which is across the street from the crime scene, remains closed at this time.
A post mortem is to be scheduled for later today as police continue their investigations.