Men Taken into Custody in Connection with Murder in Old Pen Hanover, Released

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Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: The  Lucea police in the parish of Hanover have reported that the two men who were recently taken into custody, in connection with the shooting death of a man in the community of Old Pen in Hanover, on Saturday afternoon of July 21, have been released from custody.

The police further stated that the men were placed before a question and answer session after which they were released.
One investigator pointed out that, there was not enough evidence with which to make a case against the suspects,  so they were turned over to their lawyers.

The men were picked up during the course of last week, 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.

The Jamaica music fraternity was plunged into mourning after the passing of “Carrot” formerly of world renowned group Third World.

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.

Hanover Police Seeking Two Men in Connection with Murder of Bar Owner

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.

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