Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Gunmen kill man before his ‘wife’ in Clarendon

As gunmen continue their bloodletting in Clarendon amid calls for a state of emergency to be called in the parish, police investigators were called to another murder scene on Sunday morning.

This was after gunmen shot and killed a man at his home in the full view of his common-law wife.

The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Headley Brown, alias ‘Gregory’, of Salt River district in South East Clarendon.

Police reports are that about 7:15 a.m., Brown and his common-law wife were in their yard when a car was driven up.

It is alleged that two men alighted from the vehicle and shot Brown several times.

His spouse was not harmed in the attack.

The gunmen then fled the area in the motorcar.

The police were alerted and Brown was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Clarendon, Mike Henry, in response to the ongoing bloodletting across the parish, especially the capital May Pen, which essentially makes up his constituency, has indicated that he has sought the assistance of Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, to help in finding measures to address the crime-plaguing areas of the constituency.

One of the measures Henry has proposed is to establish a temporary police post in the community of Effortville in May Pen where two persons who were murdered just over a week ago represented the latest fatalities across the town, which included a triple killing just days before.

At least three houses were also reportedly set ablaze by criminals in the recent Effortville flare-up.

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