Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Another murder case ‘cracked’ in August Town

For the second time in just over a week, detectives have laid charges against a suspect in connection with a murder in August Town, St Andrew.

The latest person to be charged is 20-year-old Federico McLean, otherwise called ‘Feather’, ‘Fedo’ and ‘Mopp’, of Beaumont Road in August Town. He was arrested during a joint police/military operation in his community on Saturday, January 12.

He has been charged with:

·         Murder

·         Conspiracy to murder

·         Illegal possession of firearm

·         Illegal possession of ammunition

The charges stem from the October 26, 2018 murder of 39-year-old Damion Ball, otherwise called ‘Dog Face’, of Goldsmith Villa in August Town. Ball was found lying along Princess Alice Drive in the parish with several gunshot wounds.

McLean is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and Andrew Parish Court on Monday, January 28, to answer the charges.

Commenting on McLean’s arrest and charge, head of the Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB), Senior Superintendent of Police McArthur Sutherland, reassured residents of August Town that “The Criminal Investigation Branch is actively pursuing all the investigative leads that have emerged; the investigators are determined to have other suspects arrested.”

SSP Sutherland continued: “We continue to expand operational and investigative efforts in an effort to cauterise rivalry among criminal gangs in the space. The efforts also seek to degrade and dismantle the existing criminal gang structures in a sustainable manner, to enable citizens to move about in a safer environment.”

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