Thursday 9 July, 2020

Taxi operator shot dead following dispute in Falmouth

A taxi operator was shot and killed by a man with whom he earlier had a dispute in Falmouth, Trelawny, on Thursday night.

The 52-year-old suspect is now in the custody of the Falmouth police.

The deceased has been identified as 43-year-old Garfield Binloss of Florence Hall, Trelawny.

Reports are that about 11:00 p.m., Binloss and the accused man had an argument near the location from which the taxi driver operated in the town.

Following the altercation, which reportedly lasted for some time, the cabbie drove away from the location when the way was cleared for him to do so, as numerous other taxis were in operation there.

Shortly after, when he returned to the location, he was shot by the accused man, who is believed to be a licensed firearm holder.

The accused reportedly told the police that he saw Binloss reaching for something in his car, and became fearful for his life, resulting in the use of his firearm.

But there are reports that the cabbie was shot while driving his vehicle.

Members of the Falmouth Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are investigating the incident.

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