Man Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Another Man in Old Pen, Hanover

Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: The Lucea police in the parish of Hanover say they have taken one prime suspect into custody, in connection with the shooting death of another man in the community of Old Pen in Hanover on Saturday afternoon.

The police say they are unable to release the name of the accused, who was taken into custody on Tuesday, 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 neighboring 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 Sand Bay and 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 the shooting, an operation was carried out in sections of Haddington and Cacoon when the suspect was apprehended.

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