Dominica records another homicide less than 36 hrs after deadly Bath Estate shooting

Lester Charles

Less than 36 hours after the shooting death of Ron Garth Jolly, a Fond Cole man has suffered a similar fate in the community of Yampiece.

The police have confirmed to Dominica News Online (DNO) that just before 10:00 p.m on Friday 13, 2022, 38-year-old Lester Charles was gunned down in front of his home in Yampiece.

Just three months before, on February 26, Charles sustained a gunshot wound to his head in Yampiece which left him nursing injuries for some time at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH).

The police stated after the attack that they were in search of the unknown shooter who fled the scene shortly after the crime.

While an official statement from the police has not been released, a police source who spoke to DNO, said the public’s assistance is needed in solving the homicide of Charles as his attacker’s identity was unknown at the time.

A similar appeal was also issued by Sergeant Fixton Henderson of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) as it relates to the  drive-by shooting death of Jolly which occurred on Thursday May 12, 2022.

The Louisville man who was a local artist known in the entertainment industry as Burn Brain Jolly, was in the community of Bath Estate with a group of friends when a vehicle approached them and an occupant opened fire.

According to Henderson, Jolly received multiple gunshot wounds to his back, left arm, chest and head. The victim was rushed to the Dominica China Friend Hospital (DCFH) where he was examined and officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor at 9:54 p.m. on Thursday.

“Anyone having any information regarding that fatal shooting incident at Bath Estate is urged to call the Criminal Investigation Department at 2665164, 2665165 or 2665119, 2665117,” the Police Sergeant encouraged.

DNO will continue to follow this story and report any new development.

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  1. Karma cracks
    May 18, 2022


  2. Lin clown
    May 16, 2022

    Mr Ole Police,three police offices have been executed in Dominica.1 in Portsmouth.1 in Glasgow Fondecole and 1 in Roseau central.Salisbury is the unsolved murder village in Dominica.A fourteen(14) year old school child was found murdered close to the police station in Salisbury,this case has never been solved.The first beheading was in Marigot.Bethland Blanford and Anude Mathew were charged with cutting of the head of a young man from Fondecole,both men were found not guilty.The second beheading was done in More Daniel Edward Green was convicted.Connect the dots Mr.Ole Police.

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    • May 16, 2022

      Lin Clown I don’t know which part of Dominica you reside, or whether you are a Dominican residing in some other country and for that matter you don’t even sound like a Dominican; however “whenever I throw my corn I doh call no fowl”; you seem to relish in eating anything that is thrown even if it’s not for you,(because you lack the mental capacity to absorb basic commonsense “continue to carry your Ignorance like your badge of Honor”; it was Hon Pierre Charles who told you so ……., not me.

  3. Sad
    May 15, 2022

    Now I am seeing y I should accepted when you ask me for us to be together I knew u loved me..u would not be in this dilemma.. I just was not ready for relationship my studies was priority at the time..I feel so sad you are gone…u definitely would not be in this environment. 😔 comfort for the family

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    May 15, 2022

    That sounds like tribal war.
    A man was shot by a drive-by gunman, execution style and in less than 36 hours another suffered the same fate?! The maths is simple. The police just have to try to find the numbers to solve the equation.

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    • Ibo France
      May 16, 2022

      What evidence do you have to jump to that specific conclusion? That’s just wild speculation without a thread of evidence.

      Antigua & Barbuda with a population of approximately 100 000 thousand has three (3) murders for the current year. Dominica (60 thousand people -out migration responsible) – eight murders.

      The young men are tired of their miserable life of joblessness, hopelessness, darkness and awfulness.

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    • Toto
      May 16, 2022

      Kid please stop talking in riddles like that. If you know something spit it out man. This nonsense talk doesn’t help anyone.

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  5. Lab rat
    May 15, 2022

    Is it true that government ministers are involve in guns and drugs and money washing?? Lord help our youths.

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  6. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    May 15, 2022

    I see no reference to my earlier comment on crime situation in Dominica Why so???

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  7. Simple
    May 15, 2022

    Oh dear, our young .en are just dying…people serve God before death comes at your door. ..make your calling and election sure. Do t just fink of political election fink of your eternal life. It’s only you and God at the end. Believe it or not.
    Stay one to God family God will comfort and and take revenge for you.

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    • rolls jeanbaptiste
      May 16, 2022

      Praise His Holy Name Brother/Sister,God blessings always,Thanks you.

    • out of south city
      May 16, 2022

      Since we’ve been serving the European god, have things gotten better or worse?

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      • preciousinhissight
        May 18, 2022

        Hi out of South City.. i am from South City too. question..Are those being killed and killing serving God (give him whatever name you want…)? If yes I will personally answer your question.

  8. D/can to d bone
    May 15, 2022

    Jealousy kills..this killer will never rest. Comfort for the.mother and family. God is your avenger.

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  9. Jonathan Y St Jean
    May 15, 2022

    The fruits of the “next level” from the incompetent Labor cabal are coming home to roost. Increased crime by citizens and law officials, increased poverty, increased backdoor entry into the country, increased entry of illegal guns and money, reduced productivity in the country, less manufacturing, and agricultural products, more persons and institutions depending on the government, less private sector contribution to GDP, overall more stupidity, more brain drain, more corruption, less Dominica for Dominicans and more for overseas nationals, less regional cooperation, higher prices for goods and services, all in exchange for red clinic and it’s offshoots and more persons living in government housing without a title for said houses. That’s a toxic soup put together by “Dr.Dr.”, a double doctorate dude. My condolences to the families of the deceased.

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  10. Man bite dogs
    May 14, 2022

    Once again another homicide come on lbo, give us more information it’s Skerrit, fult why this is happening!!!

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  11. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    May 14, 2022

    I anticipated increase in Dominica back some years I saw the same phenomenon when it was building up in Jamaica in the 80’s and Dr Severin, UWI referred to that on Q95 several times . He was much criticized by certain political forces in Dominica So here we are. .Corruption and criminal activity usually has a trickle down effect especially when persons in high places including law enforcement and the judiciary are involved in misconduct. When the top is rotten it trickles down levels of the society in social disorder…Is there increase in prostitution also women selling themselves to higher ups??

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    • Ibo France
      May 16, 2022

      I often repeat your reason for the rapid surge in criminal activities in Dominica. Corruption at the top in government permeates the whole of society. This is squarely the case in Dominica. This is squarely what is occurring in Dominica.

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  12. May 14, 2022

    Mr AG Livi Peter the ball is in your court step revisit the gun laws of Dominica it’s got no teeth. And Mr Commissioner all those “boy scouts” you have following skerrit like watch dogs, time to give them real work to do; instead of “marcoing” the UWP opposition and other prominent Dominicans who don’t support the ideology of this rouge regime; have them investigate and lock up the owners of illegal weapons in the country and just how they like to harass peaceful citizens. It’s high time we establish a “gun court” build it with a special jail under ground, so when these bastards are caught, they will never see the light of day ever for the rest of their human lives.

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  13. Ibo France
    May 14, 2022

    Let me ask for the umpteen time. Why are illegal guns so prevalent in Dominica when not one is manufactured on island?

    The police should spend much more time trying to confiscate these instruments of death off the streets.

    Instead, they have a propensity, which has grown into an uncontrollable obsession, for harassing, intimidating, falsely imprisoning, brutalizing, maiming, and even murdering innocent civilians and members and supporters of the opposition.

    The police no longer serve and protect the ppeople. They perform for an audience of one. The crime situation is going to escalate as no meaningful, strategic changes are being put in place to mollify the raging wrath of the young people.

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  14. Toto
    May 14, 2022

    Awful that man, what a tragic loss of life again. The year not even five months old and we having eight killings already. I not feeling safe again for true.
    At the same time we have Discover Dominica promoting air B+B on the island. Are they for real. The place expensive and awkward to get to in the first place and then you have terrible things like deadly shootings happening here. Get the place safe and working properly first and don’t ask who is to blame, just get it fixed before all those who can will leave the country.

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  15. Ibo France
    May 14, 2022

    My hope is that these relatively frequent shootings would subside and never become the norm to add to the already daily hardships and misery of life in Dominica.

    The police always implore the public to assist them to solve murders. For the good of all, the public should not hesitate to lend their support. But, here’s the problem. How can the police reasonably expect citizens to oblige when they brutalise, falsely arrest, and even murder these same civilians. There is no TRUST between the police and the public.

    In fact, there is an adversarial relationship between the two factions. It is like us-against-them interaction, initiated by police who work at the behest of a hard-boiled tyrant in the OPM.

    Young men at the prime of their lives are becoming an endangered species in Dominica.

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