Persons of Interest in Connection with Murder of Hanover Shopkeeper and Nephew Surrender to Police

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Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: The Hanover police have reported that the two men who were listed as Persons of Interest, in connection with the gun murder of a Hanover shopkeeper and his nephew in the community of Cold Spring, on Wednesday morning, December 26, have now surrendered to the police.

Our news team learnt that both men who turned over themselves to the police, in the company of their lawyers on the weekend, are presently being questioned.

The victims,  53-year-old Kenneth Heman, otherwise called “Sams” a shopkeeper and his 52-year-old nephew Frank Birch, other called “Fanso” a Mason, both of Cold Spring, were murdered in cold blood outside their gate by gunmen.

Reports by the Lucea police are that about 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning,  Heman and other family members were at their home in Cold Spring, when he got news that his nephew Frank, had gotten drunk and was behaving in a disorderly manner, at a shop in close proximity to their house.

Heman got out of bed, walked to the location and convinced his nephew to come home with him.
While on their way back to their home, they were ambushed by a group of armed men, who opened fire hitting Birch multiple times to his upper body.

Heman upon seeing that his nephew had been shot, ran from the scene, passing his own house, but he was chased by the gunmen, who caught up with him and shot him multiple times.

The explosions alerted other family members and residents in the community, who rushed to the location. Upon their arrival, Heman and Birch were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds to their upper bodies.

The police were summoned and upon arrival, the scene was processed. Both victims were transported to the Noel Holmes hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Our news team was also told by community members that few weeks prior to both men been killed, gunmen shot up the shop which was being operated by Heman.

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