Police Recover Gun Used in Hanover Fish Fry Shoot-out

Illegal Gun Bust

Henry Bucknor Mckoy's News Crime Investigator

Jamaica News, January 12, 2018 

Hanover, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Hanover Fish Fry Shoot-out: The Hanover police have reported that the firearm which is believed to have been the weapon used in the shooting and wounding of seven persons at a fish fry event held in Montpelier, Sandy Bay on December 17, 2017,  was seized during an operation carried out by joint military in the area on Thursday afternoon.

The police also reported that 25-year-old Jason Harvey who was recently charged in connection with the shooting was dragged before the Western Regional Gun Court on Thursday, January 11th and he was remanded into custody until early March.


Hanover: 7 Persons Shot at Montpelier Fish Fry Event


Reports are that on December 17,  Harvey and the other accused who still remains at hospital under police guard were among other patrons at a Fish Fry held in Sandy Bay, Hanover when an argument developed between both men.

Hanover Fish Fry Shoot-out: It is further reported that during the altercation, both men drew firearms and started to fire widely at each other which resulted in five bystanders and themselves being shot. The police were alerted and upon arrival, both accused along with the five other victims were transported to hospital where they were treated and admitted.

Upon his release, Harvey was charged with shooting with intent,  wounding with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

The police on Thursday acted upon information received and went to a premises along Montpelier Road where a Glock pistol along with several assorted rounds were seized.

Our news team also learned that the promoter for the fish fry event who reportedly hosted the event illegally appeared in the Sandy Bay Court on Thursday, January 11 where he was fined $15,000.


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