Jafari Isaac, victim in Willikies shooting dies; suspect now faces murder charges

Antigua and Barbuda has recorded its second homicide for 2023
with the passing, on Tuesday, June 13, of Willikies resident Jafari

Isaac, 25, succumbed to injuries he sustained just over a week ago,
on Sunday evening, June 4, in a shooting incident in Willikies.
The Police have confirmed that Isaac was pronounced dead at
approximately 12:45 a.m., after having spent nine days in the
Intensive Care Unit at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.

The Police say they are continuing investigations, as the man
believed to have been the shooter is now in custody assisting with
the matter.

Dexter Scotland, also of Willikies, turned himself over to the Police
on Monday morning, June 12, just over a week after he is alleged to
have committed the act.

A wanted bulletin issued on the weekend prior had described the
alleged shooter as likely being armed and, therefore, dangerous.

That Sunday night, reports say, a black Toyota Vitz, which had been
heading west, pulled up in the vicinity of Lynn’s Bar; then someone
exited the vehicle with a gun and fired at Isaac several times.  
The victim was hit in the leg, the groin, and the head – as shots rang
out at about 8:05 pm.

He was rushed to the hospital by the Emergency Medical Services in
an unstable condition, conscious, but unable to speak.
With Isaac’s death, Scotland now faces a murder charge.