The St Mary Police is reporting their 1st murder for 2019.
The dead man has been identified as Rodger Brown of a Rio Nuevo, St Mary, who is believed to be in his 40s.
According to reports, about 3am on Saturday Brown was walking from a party in Stewart Town, when he was pounced upon by gunmen. The Police was then alerted following the loud explosions. Up on arrival of the Police Brown was seen on the road with gunshot wounds to his back.
The police said investigation into the killing is continuing.
In 2018 St Mary recorded an increase in murders as 34 killings were reported in 2018, in comparison to the 24 cases of homicides over the same period last year.