Thursday 26 November, 2020

Three, including footballer, booked for St Thomas businessman’s murder

Detectives from the St Thomas Police Division are reporting that three men who were arrested in connection with the murder of 32-year-old businessman, Dexter Rhoden, of Leith Hall district in the parish, in Prospect district, also in St Thomas, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, have now been charged.

Those charged with murder have been identified as:

39-year-old Roger Squire, otherwise called ‘Bye Bye’, of Pipe Road, Lyssons, St Thomas and a New Jersey, United States of America address; 25-year-old Kevon McLean, otherwise called ‘Stamma’, of First Street, Kingston 11; and Jabeur Johnson, a footballer, otherwise called ‘Baller’, of Adelaide Street, Kingston 16.

Reports from the Morant Bay police are that about 12:15 pm, Rhoden was shot dead by four armed men travelling in a Honda Fit motorcar.

An off-duty policeman responded to the incident and one of the gunmen was shot dead on the Lyssons main road.

Police reinforcement was called for and another of the gunmen was shot dead in Highbury district, St Thomas after he reportedly challenged the law enforcers.

An M16 assault rifle with a magazine containing twenty nine 5.56 rounds of ammunition, an extra magazine containing sixteen 5.56 rounds of ammunition, and an AK-47 assault rifle with a magazine containing nine 7.62 rounds of ammunition, were seized during the incident.

Squire, McLean and Johnson were subsequently arrested, and were charged on Friday, October 23.

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