In Jamaica, a British man who was said to be involved in a “family feud over his mother’s will” was fatally shot. The fatal incident occurred four days after the deceased Michael Brown attended his mother’s funeral in the Caribbean country, according to The Scottish Sun.
The incident is said to have occurred in the early hours of Thursday in Mike Town.
According to police, the deceased 48-year-old man was in the bedroom of a house he was building when gunmen ambushed him and opened fire. He was later declared dead in a hospital.
Prior to his killing, Brown was allegedly embroiled in a family feud over his deceased mother’s properties. Investigators said they’ll be looking into whether his killing was in connection with the dispute.
“This is a despicable crime and we are looking at all lines of inquiry,” a police spokesperson said. “This man was from England and came over to look after his new house which he was building and to visit family. From all accounts, he was a hard-working man. We intend to bring to justice those responsible.”
A local resident stated that land and property disputes are common in the Caribbean nation, and that some of these cases do not end well. “This young man came over from England to bury his mother and to take care of the house he was building, and he will be buried,” she explained. “How terrible and sad. You’ve come all this way and you’re not going back.”
Brown’s murder follows the assassination of another British national, Sean Patterson, in Jamaica. This happened earlier this month as well. And Deputy police commissioner Fitz Bailey labeled it as “a contract killing that emanated from Britain”.