(CMR) Kent Carter, a US veteran and vice President of Arlington's NAACP branch, was killed on Sunday, 2 October in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where he was vacationing in celebration of his 40th birthday.
Carter and two other people were killed in a series of shootings in the British overseas territory Sunday, police said. A Jamaican gang has been blamed for a recent surge in crime in the British Overseas Territory.
“Words alone aren’t enough to say how much this hurts, how much we grieve right now,” Julius D. Spain, president of the NAACP branch, told NBC News.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to his family. May God grant them strength during this time of sorrow,” the NAACP Arlington branch posted on its Facebook page.
A US State Department spokesperson told NBC Washington that they offered condolences to Carter's family and that officials are “providing consular assistance.”
Carter, an accomplished realtor, spent time in executive leadership at the NAACP of Arlington County and was on the county’s police practices working group.
Carter and his girlfriend were reportedly returning to their hotel when the vehicle they were on was attacked.