Friday 30 October, 2020

Two men taken into custody for cop’s stepson’s murder in St James

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

The St James police are questioning two men who were taken into custody in connection with the murder 16-year-old Cornwall College student, Mark Williams, who was shot and killed as he returned from bible class on Tuesday evening.

The suspects, who were both out on bail for murder, were taken into custody in Montego Bay on Wednesday.

The boy was shot in the presence of his stepfather, a policeman, who is said to be an eyewitness in a murder trial which reportedly began last week.

That murder is said to have taken place in Ironshore, St James in 2016.

The policeman is assigned to the Trelawny Police Division.

Reports are that about 9:25 p.m., the cop went to pick up his the child along the Meadows of Irwin main road in St James.

Gunshots rang out as the boy was about to enter the vehicle, and he ran off.

The police corporal took evasive action and returned the fire, resulting in the gunmen fleeing the scene.

However, it was later discovered that his son had been hit in the region of his chest.

He was rushed to the Cornwall Region Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.

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