Thursday 4 June, 2020

Contractor shot dead, firearm taken in robbery on construction site

Police investigators are searching for gunmen who allegedly shot and killed a man while in his car on a construction site in Junction, St Elizabeth on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as 42-year-old Kassam Halstead, a contractor of Mandeville, Manchester.

Reports are that sometime after 1pm, Halstead was sitting his car after returning from a bank in Junction, where he had withdrawn money to pay workers on the construction site.

He was then approached by two armed men, who opened gunfire, hitting him in the upper body.

The men subsequently stole a bag containing money from Halstead's vehicle, along with his licensed firearm, before fleeing the scene.

The police were alerted and Halstead was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A probe has since been launched into the incident.

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