The force’s press and public relations officer, Inspector Vaughan Henderson, reported that the post mortem examination was performed on 29-year-old Devon Morton of Upper Monkey Hill by Barbadian Forensic Pathologist Dr. Stephen Jones.
The examination was conducted on Monday, 31st January, 2011 at about 12:00 p.m. and according to the police, Dr. Jones concluded that death occurred as a result of “gun shots injuries to the chest and abdomen complicated by bilateral Pulmonary Embolism (Bood clot in the lungs).”
Morton’s remains were handed over to his family for funeral arrangements, following the autopsy.
Morton sustained multiple gunshot injuries about his body after two masked-gunmen entered a club on 10th January, 2011, which he and other persons were, and opened fire. The two victims of the onslaught were Morton and popular businessman, Ashley Allers
Allers sustained an injury to his shoulder and both were rushed to the Joseph N. France General Hospital for treatment. Sometime later, Allers was discharged and Morton detained.
On 25th January, 2011, word began circulating which suggested the Morton had succumbed to his injuries and confirmation of this was given by senior-ranking police officers.
Since his death, the incident was upgraded from a shooting to a murder, the first for the year (2011).
There are still no suspects in connection to the incident, however, the authorities have indicated that they are still making investigations into the matter.