Murder in Grants Pen threatens sustained peace in the community
Created : 2 May 2019
The peace that has reigned in the once volatile community of Grants Pen in St Andrew is being threatened following the murder of a man at Grants Pen Avenue in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
The dead man has been identified as 40-year-old Clinton Morrison also called 'Bony Neck'.
Police reported that Morrison was seen running away from his home after several explosions were heard at about 3:00 a.m. He collapsed by the roadside and was taken to hospital, where he died hours later.
The community of Grants Pen has been relatively peaceful for almost a decade after years of bloodletting between rival factions there.
But since the construction of the modern and model Grants Pen Police Station there, and a sustained community policing initiative in the area, murders have been few and far between.
The St Andrew North police, in whose division the community falls, have vowed to keep a tight lid on the situation to ward off any possible reprisal for Morrison's murder.
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