Friday 20 September, 2019

Second suspect in relation to shooting of St James cop surrenders

Steve Earle (left) and Brandon Stora.

Steve Earle (left) and Brandon Stora.

The second suspect who has been linked to the recent shooting and injuring of a policeman in St James turned himself in to the Trelawny police on Saturday.

 The police said Brandon Stora, 23, otherwise called ‘Cha Cha’, of Paradise Housing Scheme, Norwood, St James, surrendered to the Wakefield police in Trelawny at about 5:20 p.m. on Saturday.

He was listed, along with Steve Earle, a welder who is also called 'Pedro', 'Monster', 'Forehead' and 'Shane', of Hendon, Norwood, St James, as persons of interest in relation to the shooting of a police constable in the Hendon, Norwood community.

Reports are that on Sunday, April 21, the cop was pounced upon and shot while at the home of a friend whom he visited in Hendon, Norwood.

The seriously injured policeman was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where he reportedly underwent emergency surgery.

Stora and Earle were listed as persons of interest in relation to the shooting of the cop.

Earle turned himself in to the police in the company of his attorney at about 11:30 a.m. last Tuesday.

The St James police are investigating the shooting of the lawman.

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