A well-known Bermuda sportsman was shot and killed during his 35th birthday celebrations in the Dominican Republic.
Ricardo 'Ricky' Tucker was visiting the Caribbean island when he fell victim to gun violence late Saturday night.
His widow, Mandisa Tucker, received the devastating news at 1.30 a.m. Sunday morning when she was told that her husband of eight years and partner of 15 had been murdered.
Speaking to this newspaper yesterday in the family's Dockyard home, the 35-year-old said she will remember her husband's constant smile and vibrant personality.
"He was shot at a party for his birthday. I am not sure if it was that night but he died that morning."
Mr. Tucker played football for Dandy Town, Somerset Eagles. More recently he was goalkeeper for Island Rangers. He also played for Somerset Cricket Club.
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