Jamaica Crime News, St Catherine: Popular Shopkeeper Murdered – A popular female shopkeeper was robbed, and then shot and killed by unknown assailants in Linstead, St Catherine on Sunday night, March 10.
The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old Verona Slack, otherwise called “Trudy” of Victoria district also in Linstead.
Reports by the police are that about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Slack had just closed up her shop and was walking towards her home in Victoria district, when she was pounced upon by armed robbers.
Further reports are they proceeded to rob her of her handbag and then shot her multiple times.
Residents in the area alerted the police, who rushed to the location and discovered the female lying in a pool of blood, with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body.
Slack was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead.