St. Peter’s bus driver was shot dead by lone gunman on a bicycle

By:Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 17, 2018 – Police said Sunday that the St. Peter’s bus driver who was murdered on Saturday night was shot dead by a lone gunman on a bicycle.

Police said its response teams “found the motionless body of 33-year-old Ronaldo Jeffers of St. Peters in the driver’s seat of a motor bus he had been driving. He had what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds about the body and to the head,” the police statement said.

Investigation to date has revealed that Jeffers parked in the College Street Ghaut and was in the vehicle when a lone gunman rode up on a bicycle and shot him multiple times.
Jeffers was pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer who visited the scene.

The Crime Scene Unit processed the area and collected several items of evidential value.

“Police investigations into the matter are ongoing. Persons with information regarding this incident are urged to call any Police Station or the Violent Crimes Unit at 467-1887, 467-1888, 662-3468,” the statement said.

Jeffers’ murder is the third for the month of June and the fourth murder in the last 3 weeks,

Of the 16 murders to date for 2018, 12 occurred on St. Kitts and 4 on Nevis and include four teenagers and four are females.

There were 18 murders in 2012, 21 in 2013, 21 murders in 2014, 28 murders in 2015, 31 murders in 2016 and 23 in 2017.

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