Man chased, shot dead
...murder toll now 235
SUSAN MOHAMMED email@example.com
A LAVENTILLE man was chased and shot dead on Monday by a gunman who fired multiple rounds before his escape.
Akeem Baptiste, aged in his 20's, was found in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds to the head and body.
Police said at around 6.30 p.m. Baptiste was seen running by residents of Building Four of the John John apartments. He was being followed by a man with a gun. Residents contacted the police, and stayed indoors as several loud explosions were heard.
When police officers arrived at the scene minutes later, Baptiste was discovered at the north end of the building already dead.
Police believe a high-powered rifle was used by the killer given the severity of the wounds to Baptiste's body.
A party of police officers led by WP Sgt Bacchus visited the scene.