Monday 1 June, 2020

Female shopkeeper shot dead in Old Harbour

The Old Harbour police are yet to identify a motive behind the shooting death of a female shopkeeper in the town on Monday night.

The deceased has been identified as 49-year-old Annmarie Stewart, otherwise called ‘Joan’, of Old Harbour, St Catherine.

It is reported that about 10pm, Stewart was at her shop in an area known as Wellside Lane, when a man allegedly walked inside the establishment and purchased a cigarette.

He then pulled a firearm and opened fire, hitting Stewart before escaping in a waiting motorcar.

The police were alerted and on their arrival, Stewart was seen lying lifeless in a pool of blood.

She was later pronounced dead.

Detectives are probing the development.

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