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1 killed, 2 escape death in Sando shooting

Published: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Denyse Bailey grabbed her three daughters and hid in her bedroom after a gunman opened fire on her house, killing her son-in-law and injuring another relative on Monday.

Che Romeo, 27, of Circle Drive, Embaccadere, died after being shot three times about the head and chest.

Police found more than 30 spent shells, fired from an automatic 9 mm pistol at the scene.

Kerry Clarke, 34, suffered three gunshot wounds to the left leg while Bailey’s husband, Marlon Legendre, escaped injury. The gunman, who wore a black outfit with white shoes, ran up a hill and escaped. No one got a clear view of him.

Recalling the incident yesterday, Bailey said she had just returned home and got into bed with her three daughters when she heard gunshots rattling the house around 8.45 pm.

Legendre was sitting in the porch while Romeo and Clarke were sitting on chairs in the front yard when the gunman came. The men fled as the gunshots rang out.

Her 17-year-old son, who was asleep in another bedroom, also hid.

Bailey said her husband and son-in-law had no enemies and she did not know what triggered the incident. Saying she was thankful her husband made it out of the gunfire alive, Bailey said she was now praying for an end to the violence.

An autopsy is expected to be done on Romeo’s body today at the Forensic Science Centre, St James. Anyone with information on the murder can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS.

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