The apparent gun related killing of 37 years old Kimron ‘Warlord’ Hannaway has left family and friends reeling from the news of his untimely demise. Hannaway died last Sunday August 2 in the same Block 2000 yard where he sustained what appeared to be a fatal head wound “about 8:45 a.m.”
A police bulletin, issued in the wake of the altercation, announced that an unnamed “man is in police custody assisting with the investigations of a shooting incident which claimed the life of” the Block 2000 resident. The same police media report also promised that, “a postmortem examination will be carried out on the deceased to ascertain the cause of death.”
It is not exactly clear what preceded the gunplay but reports are that “he went to cut a yard where he got shot.” Hannaway’s lifeless body was discovered shortly after what sounded “like somebody beating a piece of galvanize,” a neighbor disclosed. A small cutlass (machete) was clutched in his inert left hand.
Natisha ‘Kesha’ Hannaway, one of Warlord’s sisters, described him as “the 4th of 6 siblings. He was such a loving, and fun person to be around. Very quiet was never one to be in any confusion. He was loved by his family and most of all his community. He was someone you can call and asked for help he will not fuss.”
Although Kesha migrated to England she maintains that the relationship between brother and sister was a close one. “We grew up in the same household. We spoke all the time but his phone broke so his friend would always call me to talk to him.
“His death is a complete shock to me. I just feel like dying too. No more brother to hug, to joke with, to tell him how much I love him. I just want justice … whoever the person is who killed my brother, I’m leaving justice to take its course.”
Hannaway was a part time employee at the local SINGER franchise where he helped to man the delivery trucks for the better part of 5 years. Ian Viera, one of the company’s directors, told Asbert News Network, “he was a good and willing worker and always pleasant. We never knew him to be in any conflict with anyone.”
To date no charges have been filed so police inquiries into this latest lethal shooting are expected to continue apace.
The Royal SVG Police Force is encouraging “person(s) with information that can assist with the investigation of this homicide … to contact the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Crime at 1-784-456-1339; the Major Crime Unit at 1-784-457-1211 or any police officer or police station you are comfortable with.”
Hannaway’s death brings the current local homicide toll to 18.