Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Man killed on his verandah in Trelawny last week was on cops' radar

Fifty-four-year-old Cordelia Clarke, the man who was shot by unknown assailants on his verandah in  Braco, Trelawny on Tuesday, was on the police’s radar in relation to a number of crimes that were committed in the parish.

In fact, he was charged for creating public mischief in connection with two bomb scares at parish courts in Trelawny last year, one in Duncans and the other in Falmouth in August and December, respectively.

Indications are that Clarke had a case before the courts, and it was believed that the bomb scares were fabricated to force the postponement of the matter.

He was also recently arrested in connection with a robbery in the parish. After receiving reports of the robbery, the police intercepted a car along a roadway, and tried to stop the vehicle, which was driven away.

The police gave chase, but the two men who were in the vehicle escaped.

Clarke, who was believed to have been the getaway driver, was subsequently held.

He was killed by unknown assailants during a gun attack at his home in the parish on Tuesday night.

A construction worker was also shot and injured during the attack.

The police reported that Clarke was sitting on his verandah talking to a man sitting in a parked car, when they came under gunfire from unknown gunmen who pounced upon them.

The two men were shot and taken to hospital, where Clarke was pronounced dead.

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