Last night a man called Axel
Williams, who reportedly was
the bodyguard of a popular city
businessman, was executed in Ireng
Street, Bel Air Park, in the
vehicle in which he was driving.
The vehicle, parked at the corner
of Ireng and Ituni Streets, was
riddled with bullets, its ignition
vehicle PHH 8117, belonging to
Ashton & Debra Funeral Parlour,
was at the time reportedly being
driven by the-now-dead man who was
confronted by a lone gunman around
7.15 p.m. as he was attempting to
turn the corner after dropping off
the businessman at his home.
said the usual silence was
shattered when gunshots erupted;
they said some 12 shots were
window of a car which was parked
at the corner of Ireng Street was
shattered; the police secured the
scene and picked up the spent
shells, which belonged
to an M-70 rifle, strewn in
and around the vehicle.
all indications the execution was
resident said that as the vehicle
was turning, two men on a
motorcycle rode up. One man came
off the bike and the other rode
lone gunman then opened fire on
the vehicle, leaving the driver's
body riddled with bullets.
after the gunfire ended the police
took the body away.
said that after the shooting the
motorcycle returned for the gunman
and they rode off calmly in the
direction of Duncan Street.
eyewitness said that the gunman
was speaking on his cell
phone before he opened
fire as if he was being informed
of the dead man's movements.
man in the vehicle had no chance
because the gunman walked up and
discharged about a dozen odd
rounds at him, even though he
initially attempted to return
fire," said a resident.
unconfirmed report stated that the
dead man was attached to the
Force" and was
fingered in the shooting to death
of a food vendor early last year.
December 11, 2003