Man shot in the head, dies in hospital

do not crossA man who was shot in the head at the Botanic Gardens has died, the police have said.

Albert Bethel better known as “Psycho”, was found lying in an unconscious state, with a gunshot wound to his head at the Gardens at about 11.00 pm on May 18, 2013.

The Police say he was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital Accident and Emergency Department where he was treated and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

He succumbed to the injuries on Saturday, Police Pro Inspector John Carbon said.

The police say they are seeking the assistance of the general public or anyone with information about the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident or any other crime is asked to call 1-800-Hint (1-800-4468) or 1-800-Tips (1-800-8477).

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  1. anonymous2
    August 6, 2014

    Not a safe place to live, this Dominica.

  2. June 1, 2013

    r.i.p father

  3. on de streets to
    June 1, 2013

    psycho r.i.p soldier we did time we eat an drink on de streets u went in a funny way but jah had better plans for u may god richly bless u r.i.p.

  4. Deleoncourt
    May 29, 2013

    The real news would be man shot in head and survives

    May 29, 2013

    The way the medical system is in Dominica, people have to “pray” that they do not sick. People can die of a simple Flu here.

  6. ella
    May 28, 2013

    health is the wealth of the the hell can u give a state house priority over the health of your people.fix that dam city scan.give it priority

  7. roger
    May 28, 2013

    the ct scan is still not working. i am frustrated by the lack of concern skerrit puts into health.i have always been a big labour supporter along with my very large extended family but no more i mean no more.when they get sick they can be flown away in minutes for medical attention.they dont give a shit about people

    • Anonymous
      May 28, 2013

      Skerrit is the PM – that is what the minister of health is there for.

  8. Anonymous
    May 28, 2013

    People don’t realize that the problem we face is more than just murder, theft, ect. Instead the problem is much bigger “Sin” Man was born with a sinful nature and he does need someone who is bigger than his sin nature” He needs God”my friends we need to turn to GOD let him change our life.

  9. Anonymous
    May 28, 2013

    Hearing about his character could it be that he tried to rob the wrong person who was strolling in the gardens? All man armed nowaways you know esp when they strolling late at night with their chick.

  10. one stone
    May 28, 2013

    another victim of crime followed by finishing him off at gentle rest

  11. Frabo
    May 28, 2013

    So, with all the roads they are building, how does that “improve” ones life when he/she has little or no medical facilities to treat a bruise? A congress woman got shot in her head with massive head and brain injury, and mamzel still on planet earth. Keep your wealth and give me health. It’s time for Dominica to step up and build better medical facilities, if they are really serious about the improvement of the country.

    I’ve met and spoken to many people! Dominicans as well as strangers/foreigners who would love to come back home for good, or to visit; but their main concern is the lack of medical readiness on the Island. Priority is a word worth looking at.

  12. Frabo
    May 28, 2013

    Guess you have to be “somebody” to get flown next door for treatment. Some people are “nobodies.”

  13. de
    May 27, 2013

    Maybe of his serious condition the trip to Martinique might be useless.

  14. mik
    May 27, 2013

    ICU- one week. hmmm I hope less people have go through that experience.

  15. specialty
    May 27, 2013

    WELL i am so sorry to hear of his passing. RIP psyco. :cry:
    More should have been done to try to save his life though matter his personality. After all he is a human being and a dominican. But my question. what was he doin in gardens at 11pm. knowing his personality that is very suspicious. :-|

    • dominican
      May 28, 2013

      i guess he tried climbing the wrong tree.

  16. May 27, 2013

    Rest In Peace.

  17. DOn't Edit
    May 27, 2013

    T.I.D, this is dominica. Not developing in a positive sense but surely making up for it in the negative.

  18. Linda Warner Massive
    May 27, 2013

    May God have mercy on us as a people and nation for our lusting after blood in the things we watch on television, read in books and on the internet – and our hypocrisy when the “unnatural” consequences of the consumption of violence hits us where it hurts – not in a scary movie, but in a real life drama seen before the naked eye – poor children, and people dead. Yes, the persons who perpetuate the violence through the choice to kill are at fault; but subliminally, others who provide the fodder of violence that continues to desenstize us are also to blame. If we are paying money to go to the movies or buy the books that go against God’s commandments, we are to blame for helping to produce the profit that keeps violence in our faces: on T.V., in the movies, on radio, on the Internet…I am so sorry for this devastating event. “Lord, rid us of obtuseness”, the going on with our daily life when we hear such a terrible event occurring in around us. Let us stop and pray immediately to ask You to stop the violence.” “Lord, hear my prayer.”

    • May 27, 2013

      Some people do not read, some do not go to movies, some are just insane. I do not believe people commit crimes because they read, go to movies or watch television. These do not make people commit crimes. There are hard core criminals out there, period. If I watch a movie that involve theft, rape, murder, etcetera, I will NOT go and commit these crimes; however, some people watch the “how to get away”, I watch how to PROTECT MYSELF. No one should die a horrible and senseless death. I feel for the family of the deceased, and I hope the CULPRIT/COWARD is CAUGHT. Do not blame movies and television, blame the CRIMINALS.

      • Distured
        May 27, 2013

        It’s because they are all weak… pure nonsense will inspire more nonsense.

      • Frabo
        May 28, 2013

        Citizen, everybody’s not Citizen. Things that affect you may not affect someone else. Think about it.

      • dominican
        May 28, 2013

        you know if is caught he got caught?

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2013

      :-| dats true. it is a sad situation :?:

    • Frabo
      May 28, 2013


  19. seabees
    May 27, 2013

    why you all did not send him to Guadeloupe/martinique, like your minister of health did when he had his heart burn and head-ache?.You all gave the poor guy a confirmed flight in the departure lounge at pmh instead

    • Too Hard Too Long
      May 27, 2013

      Would you have paid for it? You could have volunteered to cover the cost of sending him overseas. Don’t come now and say it after he died.

      • Anonymous
        May 27, 2013

        I agree but I am not even sure if you have a resident neuro surgeon on island.

      • May 27, 2013

        Poor choice of words. There are reasons that prompt an overseas trip, this man probably would be saved, or not. Do they choose who should or should not receive treatment abroad?

        I believe if there is an emergency that requires treatment abroad it should be done. Who makes the decision?

    • Neutral
      May 28, 2013

      I might be wrong but I think the minister could afford to pay for his treatment overseas.

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