Friday 23 October, 2020

Cop among four charged with murder of Clarendon man

A police constable and three other men have been arrested and charged with the murder of a 30-year-old man in Clarendon.

The man who was killed has been identified as Vincent Williams, resident of Windsor Road section in the parish.

The men who have been arrested and charged for murder are Chenn Downer, a 26-year-old policeman, Tafari Ross, 33-year-old tractor operator of Old Harbour in St. Catherine; 33-year-old Keflyn Pennant, a farmer and Bertram Burrell a 43-year-old truck driver both of Burnt Ground district in Hanover.

Reports from the May Pen Police are that about 11:15 pm, on July 7, Williams was in his yard when loud explosions were heard.

The police were summoned and a search was conducted of the area and one Lorcin 9mm pistol with a magazine containing six 9mm rounds of ammunition were seized. Williams was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Later that evening, the constable and the other men were arrested after their vehicle was intercepted at the intersection of Glenmuir Road and Muirhead Avenue in the parish. Two firearms were found in the motor vehicle.

During the investigations, ballistic evidence linked the men to the Williams’ murder. The men were subsequently charged on Friday, July 24.  Their court dates are being finalised.

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