Westmoreland, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Illegal Gun Seizure in Darliston: The Westmoreland police say they are now in search of a 29-year-old farmer, in connection with the shooting death of another farmer in Darliston, Westmoreland, on Friday. Investigators pointed out that the man who is now being sought, managed to pull off a daring escape from the police dragnet on Saturday night, leaving behind an illegal firearm.
The wanted man has been identified as Iran Grant, of Cottage District and he is being sought in connection with Friday afternoon’s murder of 36 years old farmer, Claudius Clarke, also of Cottage District in Westmoreland.
Reports from the Darlington police, are that about 3:45 pm on Friday, the deceased, along with the accused man, left their homes and
went to attend to animals when an argument developed between both men. Grant reportedly pulled a handgun from his waistband, and fired several shots, hitting Clarke in his neck. Grant fled the scene, and an alarm was raised, and the police summoned. Upon their arrival, the wounded man was taken to the Savanna-la-mar Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
At about 9:30 pm on Saturday, the police carried out an operation at a house in search of the armed fugitive. Upon their approach the dwelling, Grant jumped from a window and escaped in bushes.
Illegal Gun Seizure: A search of the house led to the seizure of an illegal .38 Smith and Wesson Revolver, serial number 40596, loaded with several live rounds.