Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: The Lucea police in the parish of Hanover have reported that, one man has now been officially charged with the Saturday, July 21, shooting death of another man, in Old Pen district, Bamboo, Hanover on Monday, September 17.
Charged with murder is Ricardo Bernard, otherwise called “Beetle Juice” 21-year-old unemployed of Welcome district, also in Hanover.
Bernard has been charged 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 of July 21st, Bernard and a group of men from Old Pen community got involved in an argument, allegedly over a motorcycle.
Further reports are that the men left the area and about 4:00 p.m. that said afternoon, Bernard and the other men returned to the area armed with handguns. They 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.
Following investigations, Bernard was taken into custody and pointed out following an Identification Parade on the weekend.
He is booked to appear in court at a later date.