Saturday 21 September, 2019

VIDEO: Downtown Kgn murder caught on camera; cops in search of killer

A technically adjusted screen grab from CCTV footage of a murder at a restaurant in downtown Kingston on Friday.

A technically adjusted screen grab from CCTV footage of a murder at a restaurant in downtown Kingston on Friday.

The Central Kingston police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man at a restaurant on Princess Street in downtown Kingston on Friday.

The incident was captured by CCTV.

The deceased man has been identified as 25-year-old Leslie Givans, otherwise called ‘Teely’, of George’s Street in the Kingston 13 area.

Police reports are that about 9:55 a.m., Givans was in a restaurant, when he was pounced upon by a lone gunman, who opened gunfire, hitting him several times in his upper body.

The assailant then fled the scene.

The police were summoned and Givans was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at about 11:50 a.m. the same day, a release from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the police force stated.

The 51-second video, which has been slightly adjusted technically, shows the gunman, sporting a hat, walking inside the restaurant and greeting Givans in a friendly manner.

 

A brief conversation is seen between the two men, but then things changed quickly when the man collared Givans and engaged him in what appeared to be an argument.

The hoodlum, whose face was not masked, then reached for a gun and opened fire, hitting Givans twice, with him falling to the ground.

Persons inside the restaurant then fled the scene along with the gunman.

The police are appealing to anyone with information that can assist with their investigations to contact the Central police at 876-922-8860, the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

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