Saturday 15 August, 2020

Cops nab murder suspect who was on the run

Police say they have apprehended and charged a man who reportedly shot and killed a man in Stony Hill and later fled the community.

Authorities say following investigations the man identified as Oshae Francis otherwise called ‘Shaker was held and charged for murder on Friday, July 10.

The 30-year-old labourer of Stony Hill in Lewis district, St. Ann was charged with the May 23, 2020 murder of 23-year-old Mark Campbell otherwise called ‘Nick’, also of Stony Hill in the parish.

Reports are that Francis and Campbell had a dispute in the community and residents mediated. The issue was thought to have been resolved; however, Francis allegedly returned later that day with a firearm and opened gunfire hitting Campbell to his upper body. Campbell was pronounced dead at hospital; Francis fled the area.

The relentless efforts of the investigators led to his arrest after a month and a half search.

His court date will be announced at a later date.

 

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