Westmoreland man gunned down in front funeral home
-Family wants killer to suffer
Photo identification of the deceased Adrian Samuels

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica— A man was shot dead in front of Doyley's Funeral Home on Dalling Street, Westmoreland while riding his bike to work early Monday morning.

The deceased has been identified as 38-year-old Adrian "Bredda Dawg" Samuels, a groundsman who was employed with the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation.

The deceased’s sister, Dahlia Samuels, told OBSERVER ONLINE that she was at work when she got the news about her brother's death.

"Work mi deh last night. Mi cyah even find the words to say," the distraught sister said.

She told OBSERVER ONLINE that one of her brothers heard several gunshots and said it had to be Samuels because he just rode off on his bicycle.

"Him hear the bullets and by time him run come out, him see him pan the grung pan the bicycle wid pure blood," she revealed.

The grieving woman said while she does not believe in revenge, she wants her brother's killer to suffer.

"We don't believe in revenge, but yuh see Father God a guh tek care a it. Suffer wi wah dem suffer. Every tears wi cry fi drop pan dem and dem a guh suffer," she said fiercely.

She is particularly concerned about her mother who she said is now travelling to Westmoreland from Portmore, St Catherine on her own.

She describes the country's current crime situation as "bad".

"Innocent people a dead. Yuh nuh know weh fi put yuh foot. Mi heart wouldn't feel suh if a argument him did inna and someone stab him," she reasoned as she held his bicycle and gently pushed it home.

- Kimberley Peddie

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