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Man shot dead outside his home

Man shot dead outside his home


Filbert ‘Scout’ Joseph has become St Vincent and the Grenadines’ sixth murder victim for the year.

The body of the 36-year-old farmer was discovered at about 6 yesterday morning in front of his home at Carriere, with gunshot wounds to the upper body.{{more}}

The father of one was a retired sailor and has been described as a “cool person” by residents of the area and his cousin Judith Mapp.

“Well he was a good person and he was helpful,” a sad Mapp told SEARCHLIGHT.

She stated that he loved playing football and since retiring from sailing, had taken up farming; planting root crops.

According to Mapp, she and Joseph had a very close relationship and his death has left her really shaken up.

“I feel real bad, real bad because he was really close to me as a cousin,” stated Mapp who lives a short distance from the deceased. She recalled that she had heard gunshots ring out around 11 Wednesday night, but did not think anything about it at the time.

She however said it was around 6 Thursday, morning that someone alerted her that her cousin been killed.

Joseph is survived by a son, three sisters and a brother among other relatives and friends.(CM)