Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Three men killed in St Ann gun attack identified

File crime scene photo

File crime scene photo

The St Ann police have released the identities of three men who were shot dead by gunmen in the parish on Saturday.

They have been identified as 22-year-old Brandon Williams, otherwise called 'Lando', of Steer Town and Watt Town in the parish; 18-year-old Romario Higgins, alias ‘Bashie’; and Herman Wilson. The latter two men were from Gibraltar district in Watt Town.

Wilson's age was not confirmed, but he is believed to have been in his teens, as he reportedly left school last year.

At the time of his death, Williams, who was facing gun-related charges, was reporting to the Brown's Town Police Station as a condition of his bail.

The bullet-riddled bodies of the three men were found on a deserted roadway in Yellant district near Watt Town in St Ann on Saturday afternoon.

It was reported that about 3:30 pm, the men were travelling in a motorcar on the Tobolski main road in the area, when the vehicle was allegedly shot up by gunmen.

The bodies of men were found shortly after.

Head of the St Ann police, Superintendent Carlos Russell, in confirming the incident on Saturday, said no motive had yet been established for the deadly attack.

"We are still in the early stages. Based on what I understand, the persons were travelling in a motor vehicle and it appears they were shot up in the vehicle. We don't have much information," Russell told Loop News then.

In a follow-up interview on Sunday, Russell said the police were familiar with one of the men. 

"We would have known Brandon Williams before because he was reporting on condition of bail for a shooting with intent case that happened last year," the lawman explained, adding that the case is still before the court. 

Williams had recently been residing in Watt Town, close to where he met his demise. 

Meanwhile, Russell is assuring the residents of St Ann that crime is "not getting away" from the police there, stating that the triple killing was a one-off incident. 

"This incident is just a one-off incident. It's not like these are happening everyday. We would want to reassure them (the citizens) that is not as if crime is getting away from us. Incidents are happening, but most of them are one-off incidents, such as this one," he indicated.

Investigators have still not established a motive for the triple killing. 

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