The Trelawny police have arrested two suspects in connection with the shooting death of a four-year-old girl,in Freeman’s Hall, Trelawny, on Monday morning, January 11.
The four-year-old girl has been identified as Chloe Brown. She was shot to death while in her sleep, and her father Dalton Brown, shot and injured, by a lone gunman who forced his way inside their family house.
Reports by the police are that shortly after 1:00 am on Monday, Brown, his common-law-wife, and his four-year-old daughter, along with two other female relatives were at home, when he heard strange sounds coming from a section of his bedroom.
Brown jumped from his bed to investigate and saw a masked man with a gun, standing in the room. He attacked the gunman, and a struggle ensued resulting in him being shot in the regions of his leg.
In a bid to make a hasty retreat from the house, the gunman again opened fire, this time hitting Chloe, in the regions of her abdomen, before running from the house.
An alarm was raised, and the injured child and her father were rushed to the Mandeville hospital, where Chloe was pronounced dead and Brown admitted in serious but stable condition.
The police were summoned, and upon arrival, they carried out an investigation which led to the arrest of Brown’s younger brother, who reportedly threatened his life, while at his birthday party in the community on Sunday afternoon.
Another man who is said to be a close friend of the brother and who is said to be the shooter, was held by residents and handed over to the police on Monday morning.