Police Appeal to Public for Assistance in Case of Businessman Shot and Killed in Clarendon

Jamaica Crime News, Clarendon: Senior Superintendent of Police for the parish of Clarendon, Vendolyn Cameron-Powell says she is now making a special appeal to members of the public, for their assistance in their investigations into the  death of a 58-year-old businessman/contractor and political activist, who was shot and killed while overseeing a road work in the parish of Clarendon on Thursday afternoon.

SSP Powell further stated that, the deceased, Keith Osbourne, otherwise called, “Smoker”  of a Paisley address also in Clarendon was shot and killed by unknown assailants along Palmers Crossing on Thursday, June 21st.

Reports by the police are that shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, Osbourne was overseeing a stretch of road work which was taking place along a section of the Paisley main road just outside May Pen.

It is further reported that, a group of men travelling in a Nissan Tida motor car drove up to the location, the men brandished handguns and opened fire hitting Osbourne all over his body.  The gunmen then sped away.

The police were summoned and upon arrival, the wounded contractor was transported to the May Pen hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Senior Superintendent Powell also mentioned that, she is now appealing to persons who witnessed incidents to come forward as they remain to be a vital component in the process.  She is now calling on persons that could assist in their investigations to immediately contact the May Pen police at 832-2077.

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