Saturday 21 September, 2019

Man who was shot while pointing gun at businessman dies in hospital

Police said the man, who was shot and injured after he reportedly threatened and pointed a high powered gun at a licensed firearm holder in St. Thomas, two weeks ago, has succumbed to injuries at hospital.

The deceased has been identified as Lenton Smalling. Reports are that he died in hospital on Thursday.

Reports from the Morant Bay Police are that about 6:55 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, Smalling was at a location in 11 Miles, when he reportedly threatened and attacked a businessman.

Police sources told Loop News that during the alleged attack Smalling pointed an M14 rifle at the businessman.

The businessman, reportedly, pulled his licensed firearm and opened fire hitting Smalling multiple times to his upper body.

The police were summoned and upon arrival, Smalling was transported to the hospital where he was treated and admitted. The scene was processed and the businessman questioned.

Smalling who was in critical condition succumbed to injuries on Thursday afternoon.

Police did not provide details about the firearm that Smalling had allegedly pointed at the businessman.

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