LADYVILLE, Tues. Nov. 17, 2020– Shortly after 8:00 last night, Delroy Chaplin, 35, left his home for an unknown location to buy some recreational marijuana for personal use, but little did he know that that would be his last outing, and the last time he would see his common-law-wife, whom he left at home.
That’s because Chaplin was gunned down by an unknown perpetrator. At 8:10 p.m., Ladyville police received reports of shots fired in the “Japan” area of Ladyville, and CIB personnel responded.
Officers visited an open yard at the extreme end of Jackson Avenue, where Pamela Staine, 44, a Belizean domestic, shouted that her common-law husband had been shot.
Staine led police into the yard, where they found Chaplin, a construction worker of Jackson Avenue, Ladyville, lying motionless on his back with multiple gunshot wounds in his body.
Investigators have determined that Chaplin was ambushed on his way back from the purchase of the marijuana. Scenes of Crime personnel were able to retrieve two 9-millimeter Aguila expended shells from the scene.
Regarding the motive for this latest murder, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams said, “We believe it is as a result of an internal dispute he [Chaplin] has with a group he is associated with…but we believe it has to do with the proceeds of a crime”.