Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: A 32-year-old man was shot and killed by three armed gunmen, in the presence of his common-law wife in Coolie Town, Fort Williams, Westmoreland on Monday morning, September 17.
He has been identified as Relando Reid, farmer of Coolie Town.
Reports by Whithorne police are that about 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Reid and his common-law wife, who recently arrived from Canada were at home when three men armed with high-powered weapons kicked open the front door to the house.
The men then demanded money from the couple and proceeded to rob them of cash and valuables.
While in the process of leaving, the gunmen opened fire hitting Reid multiple times to his upper body, before escaping in the victim’s 1997, Toyota Corolla motor car.
The police were summoned, and upon arrival, the wounded man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The female was not harmed.
In the meanwhile, Pastor Everald Gayle of the Fort Williams Holiness Church stated that this is a very sad situation and he spent the day praying for the family of the deceased.
Pastor Everald Gayle