Ernest Savery gunned down in Ladyville. The fourth murder took place in Ladyville on Perez Road, a main street in the village. Resident Ernest Savery was leaving his home when a gunman in dark clothing and riding a bicycle fired four shots at him. One of the bullet hit Savery in the right side of the abdomen and he later died at the KHMH. ASP Chris Noble reports details of the incident.
ASP Chris Noble:
What we have with regards to Perez Road is that we got information of a shooting. [Police] subsequently visited the area. The person was taken to the hospital, and thereafter succumbed to his injuries.That matter is still under investigation. We’re following up on leads, but that is where it stands at this time.
The family of Ernest Savery has refused comment. Savery, last known to be working as a prison warden, was previously a target in October of 2010 when he and two other prison wardens were attacked on the Burrell Boom-Hattieville Road resulting in the death of Miriam Gillett. Savery was injured and two men were arrested and charged. Savery is also the brother of Eric “Ghetto Fab” Savery Lewis who was murdered in 2009. Lastly, he was accused of the 2002 murder of Justo Perez in San Pedro Town but after his case went all the way to the Privy Council in London the conviction was overturned.