Fisherman Andrew Usher, 24, of East Canal Street, was murdered on Jane Usher Boulevard, less than a block away from his father’s house on Monday, September 17th.
Police reported that Usher was shot eight times: twice in the center of his chest and once on the left side, twice under his right armpit, once in his left hand, once in his upper rib cage and once on his right arm.
His brother, Jordan Usher, 19, was also shot once in his right leg, for which he was treated at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and released.
The brothers had reportedly gone to visit their father, Andrew Usher Sr., but after 15 minutes they left on a motor scooter en route to a nearby Chinese shop.
Reports say a dark complexioned man, completely dressed in black, intercepted the brothers and opened fire on them with a chrome-plated handgun.
Jordan managed to escape by running into some nearby bushes, but according to Police reports, the gunman then stood over Andrew and fired several more shots into him.
Their stepmother told reporters Tuesday morning that they had been gone for about 10 minutes, before they were attacked.
She said someone came and told them what happened, but by the time they got into the vehicle and went around the lane, Jordan had already taken Andrew to the K.H.M.H.
She said she does not believe they had any enemies.
“If anybody know Andrew, he is a happy person. He is a seaman. He dedicate himself to his girlfriend and his baby,” she said.
But while they may not have had any known enemies, the word on the streets is that Andrew had found some cocaine floating at sea and that might have contributed to his execution-style killing.
He leaves behind a daughter who is about to celebrate her first birthday, his girlfriend, his father, brother and other relatives.