Two killed in drive-by shooting
Jacqueline is now left to raise three children on her own after her husband, Marlon Madourie, was shot and killed during a drive-by in Bedrock, St Andrew.
According to police, he was not the intended target. The 41-year-old landscaper was riding his bicycle to work when he was hit in the chest by a stray bullet. He collapsed and was run over by a motor car as the shooters escaped. Jacqueline said that her husband of 15 years was "hard-working" and did not deserve such a horrible death. She said that Madourie always kept to himself and was never involved in any wrongdoing.
"He is a good man and a one thing mi know fi sure, him no trouble people. When mi hear say a gunshot him get, mi say to miself say a muss wrong place him deh cause him a coward," she said. Jacqueline shared that she was at work when she got the news.
"A relative text mi this morning (yesterday) and a ask mi if mi watch weh gwan pon di news. Me text her back to say a long time mi no watch the news feed cause mi tired of it. Mi never know a mi husband death mi would a talk bout hours after," she said.
Senior Superintendent Kirk Ricketts, who heads the St Andrew South Police Division, told THE WEEKEND STAR that cops believe Wayne Smith, 45, who was also killed, was the target.
"It is very, very preliminary but there seems to be a gang conflict in which a certain member of his family is involved and as such, he may have been targeted in lieu of that member of the family [who] they can't find. He was shot and injured last year in an attempt to murder him because of the same situation. However, [we] don't have information of him being directly involved in any gang conflict," Ricketts said. According to Ricketts, 49 of the more than 70 gangs in the division are active.