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Jun 10, 2016

A Watchman is Murdered in Mahogany Heights

Lyndon Murillo

A watchman, the father of five children, was executed on Thursday night soon after he exited a bus. Lyndon Murillo met his death at about nine o’clock before he could get to his home in Mahogany Heights on the George Price Highway. Under the cover of darkness, a gunman shot multiple times at the watchman who succumbed on the spot. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Fifty-one year old Lyndon Murillo, a watchman from Mahogany Heights, located off mile thirty on the Phillip Goldson Highway, was shot and killed on Thursday night as he headed home on bicycle just before nine o’clock. The area is dark and at least one gunman aimed at Murillo from behind. Two shots made their mark on his body, causing the middle-age man to fall from his bike and to the ground. The blood stains and a tile that he carried are all that is left on the scene where his body was found.

 

ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“We received calls of shots fired in Mahogany Heights area; the police responded where they found the lifeless body of one Lyndon Murillo, fifty-one years of 108 Mahogany Heights suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Initial investigation reveals that Murillo was riding his bicycle on his way home when someone ambushed him from behind and inflicted two gunshot wounds, one to his foot and one to his back which exited the right side of his chest.”

 

Mister Chako or Watchie, as he was affectionately known, worked in the city that day and had just exited the bus. He had complained of pain in his legs and his son loan him a bicycle. Within minutes, four shots rang out. His son ran to the corner to find his mortally wounded father on the ground.

 

Marsha Major

Marsha Major, Daughter in Law of Murder Victim

“Wah young man come and say, bwai dah Mister Chako dehn shoot up. But at the time when my brother-in-law tell me say he hear wah shooting. But I start to worry, because I start worry whether dah my bwai get shoot because we noh got no whereabouts ah weh he deh, weh he gone. So when the young man come and tell me dah Jun pa; dah Jun old bwai dehn shoot. And I like can’t, how? So minutes after I see him coming on bicycle mad, mad, mad, but I noh want ask ahn question cause ih vex. So I still gone and weh happen. And he tell me that dehn just shot ih pa, but I neva did ask ahn whether dead or alive. When I do reach out there, I see that ih dead. And ih hurt, it hurts to see somebody like that gone di way how dah man gone. Ih hurt because me and my father-in-law, we had a close relationship. We mi close like father and daughter.”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Scenes of crime processed the scene; we found three expended shells and at this time we do not have no further information. Our investigation continues into this matter and we don’t have any motive as yet for this shooting in Mahogany Heights.”

 

Edward Broaster

By all accounts, Murillo was a law-abiding citizen and well-known resident in the village. Police and the family remain perplexed as to why anyone would want to take his life.

 

Marsha Major

“It really hurt fi see somebody like that that was loved in the village because he mi loved. You vex and you go around he, you will laugh, trust me. And there is nothing bad that anyone in the village can say about this man, nothing. Everybody come out and say mien, how could that happen.”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“As far as we are aware, he is a watchman by profession.”

 

Duane Moody

“He has no record?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Not that we know at this time.”

 

Duane Moody

“So why would anyone want to target him?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Like I said, we don’t have any idea as to the motive of this shooting at this time.”

 

Marsha Major

“It is a shock—a shock to everybody because everybody out deh dah like why, how? What could possible gone wrong? This man of all person? It really shock wah lot of people.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.

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1 Response for “A Watchman is Murdered in Mahogany Heights”

  1. Sherlette Gentle says:

    I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THIS RIGHT. LYNDON MURILLO, WAS A SON , BROTHER, UNCLE , FATHER AND GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND. HIS PARENTS ARE STILL ALIVE. SO I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU DIDN’T TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION. HE WAS NOT A WATCHMAN, HE WAS A CONSTRUCTION WORKER. THE POLICE DIDN’T NOTIFY MY MOTHER, THEY WENT ON EYEWITNESS REPORTS. AND SO DID YOU. NO ONE IN THE FAMILY GAVE MARSHA PERMISSION TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA AND GAVE PERMISSION TO SHOW HIS PICTURE. YOU REPORTED ON HOW MANY SHOT HE RECEIVED BEFORE HIS FAMILY KNEW. THATS VERY IRRESPONSIBLE. THAT HURT THE FAMILY TO KNOW ALL THIS IS OUT THERE AND THEY DIDN’T DO IT. YOU AIRED AND WITH THAT GIRL IMPLY I ED THAT MAYBE ITS BECAUSE OF HIS SON AND MISTAKEN IDENTITY. THATS HOW YOU GET SUE FOR FALSE REPORTING. IM DISGUSTED. WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE FROM? YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM MY ATTORNEY FOR PUTTING MY FAMILIES THROUGH THIS. ANOTHER THING MY MOTHER DID NOT CALL THAT GIRL, SHE DOES NOT EVEN KNOW HER, AND A LIGHT SHOULD HAVE WENT ON, THE MINUTE SHE SAID HIS MOM CALLED. YPU SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED ON HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HIS OTHER.

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