Saturday 25 May, 2019

Murder accused among three 'robbers' shot dead by firearm holder

The three men who were fatally shot by a licensed firearm holder in Portmore, St Catherine have been identified and it has been revealed that one of the men had been previously charged for murder, and had been out on bail.

He is 30-year-old Isha Tomblin of Daniel Circle, Portmore in the parish. 

According to checks by the St Catherine South Criminal Investigations Branch, Tomblin was charged for the December 2009 murder of Leroy Beckford and was reporting on condition of bail at the time of his death.

The other two men have been identified as 31-year-old Damion Noyon, a mechanic of McArthur Avenue, Kingston 3 and 28-year-old Marvin McPherson of Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine and Clarendon addresses. 

Tomblin, Noyon, and McPherson were shot and killed by a licensed firearm holder about 9:15 pm. Reports are that the licensed firearm holder drove into a premises on Port Henderson Road and was attacked by three armed men, who opened gunfire at him.

The licensed firearm holder returned the gunfire and the assailants were shot. The police were alerted and all four persons were taken to hospital where the gunmen were pronounced dead and the licensed firearm holder admitted. He continues to receive treatment.

A Beretta 9mm Pistol and seventeen 9mm cartridges were seized in the incident.

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