Saturday 31 October, 2020

Cops hunt men in relation to 9-y-o's killing in Montego Bay

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Police have appealed for two men to turn themselves in by midday today after a dispute left a nine-year-old boy dead and a six-year-old girl injured in the Flanker community of St James.

The men are:

  • Martino Kellier. otherwise called ‘Tino’, of Lime Tree Lane, Flanker, Montego Bay, St James
  • And a man known only as ‘Bobo’, of Lime Tree Lane, Flanker

The boy's death was one of two fatal incidents in the Second City on March 22.

Reports are that about 5 pm, both men had a dispute with another man in the Flanker community. 

An argument ensued and they reportedly opened fire at the man, hitting him as well as a nine-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl.

The boy succumbed to his injuries, while the girl has been admitted in hospital in a stable condition.

A car belonging to the murder suspects was seized by the police

Meanwhile, two murder suspects were captured within minutes of a deadly incident along Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James on Sunday, thanks to a Police Quick Response Team and another unit called the Operation Support Team (OST).

Reports are that about 5.05 pm, three men were sitting in a car when a man armed with a gun opened fire at them.

The persons under attack ran in different directions, but 25-year-old Ricoy Smith, otherwise called ‘Smurf’, was chased and killed.

Smith has been described by the police as having been a person of interest in relation to a double murder that was under investigation in the parish.

Within minutes of the shooting, a St James quick response team set up a roadblock and captured the shooter, along with another man, in a car with a Taurus 9mm pistol.

Their identities are being withheld, pending further investigation.

Investigators theorise that Smith was the intended target of the attacker, and that he was the leader of the ‘Hugga Lane gang’ and a person of interest in the double murder investigation.


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