Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: The Lucea police in the parish of Hanover have now taken one man into custody in connection with the shooting and wounding of a Life Guard in the Lucea community on Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018.
Our news team has learnt that, the 27-year-old victim is presently in serious but stable condition at the Noel Holmes hospital in Lucea.
Reports by the Lucea police are that, the Life Guard who resides at a section of Haughton Meadows in Lucea known as “Hog Bush” was at his place of work on Tuesday night when he received a telephone call that the accused was seen attempting to break into his house.
He reached home about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning and discovered that several blades of one of the windows to his house were broken out. He then walked to the accused man home and was making a complaint to his mother when he attacked him.
The wounded lifeguard further stated that he ran to avoid being killed by his attacker and locked himself in a nearby house. The accused gave chase and upon reaching the house, he reportedly brandished a handgun and shot the Life Guard through a window.
He then fled the community and went to a section of Green Island. The police were summoned and the wounded man rushed to hospital where he was treated and admitted.
The police then carried out an operation in Green Island where the accused man was taken into custody.
By Henry Bucknor