A St. Lucian man was gunned down in neighbouring Martinique in the wee hours of Sunday morning (June 22) as he allegedly arrived to defend his sister in a dispute at a fete.
Ray George aka Benzy Man, originally from Mon Repos, St. Lucia, was shot about six times at Route de la Folie, Fort de France around 4 a.m. Sunday. He died on the spot.
The alleged perpetrators, believed be French nationals, were taken into police custody.
Reports are that the 26-year-old father of two sons was called to the scene of a dispute which involved his sister.
“His sister was in a fight with some girls in a dance for a cup of Champagne that fell on her. She called her brother (Ray) for assistance. When he came to the scene two fellas gun-shot him. When we reach he was already dead,” said a source.
Another source said George was shot before he could get off his motorcycle.
The deceased was described as a “very quiet fella”.
“He never had problems according to his friends and family,” the source added.