Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: The Lucea police in the parish of Hanover have reported that they have now taken another suspect into custody, in connection with the shooting death of a man in the community of Old Pen in Hanover, on Saturday afternoon of July 21st.
The latest suspect was taken into custody following a joint military operation carried out in the community of Haddington on Wednesday. He is now the third suspect taken into custody in connection with the murder.
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All three suspects will be questioned in the presence of their lawyers on the weekend, in connection with the murder of Richard Rohan Reid, otherwise called “Bona” 23-year-old unemployed also of Old Pen.
Reports by the Police are that on Saturday morning, a group of men from Old Pen community, got involved in an argument with other men from a neighbouring community, allegedly over a motorcycle.
Further reports are that, the men left the area and about 4:00 p.m. that afternoon, they returned to the area armed with handguns. The armed men walked around in the Old Pen square in search of the men with whom they had the altercation earlier.
They saw Reid who was standing along the roadway and opened fire hitting him multiple times to his upper body. The gunmen then made their escape on two motorcycles.
The Lucea police were summoned and upon arrival, the lawmen chased the gunmen to a section of the area known as Cocoon Bush, where they came under heavy gunfire.
The police took evasive actions and returned the fire, but the gunmen managed to escape into nearby bushes. The scene was processed and Reid’s body was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.