A woman escaped death when a gunman stormed into her home in Maraval and shot her boyfriend dead as he laid asleep next to her, during the wee hours of Monday morning.

According to a police report, at about 2:30 am, 31-year-old Maurice Ronnel Joyeau was asleep with his girlfriend, at their home at Phillip Trace, Le Platte, Maraval, when a lone gunman entered their home and fired several shots at a sleeping Joyeau.

The gunman then escaped. Joyeau died on the scene.

His girlfriend, police said, was not harmed but was left traumatized.

A motive is yet to be determined for the killing.

Investigations are ongoing.