Jamaica News, February 7, 2018
Trelawny, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Man Facing Murder Charges Shot: Our news team understands that a man who was facing murder charges in Portmore, St Catherine was shot and killed by one of two gunmen in the parish of Trelawny on Tuesday, February 6th.
The deceased has been identified as 42-year-old Damion Dacosta, unemployed of Portmore, St Catherine but was living at Thompson Town in Trelawny at the time of his death.
The Trelawny police have reported that DaCosta was charged with murder in St Catherine, however, he was recently given bail on conditions that he should relocate to another parish.
His bail was posted and he moved to a section of Warsop in Trelawny known as Thompson Town.
About 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, DaCosta was in his yard in Thompson Town when a motor vehicle drove up with three men on board. The vehicle stopped and one of the men alighted from the car with a water jug in his hand and asked if he could get some water.
DaCosta was in the process of showing him a water tank in the yard when the man dropped the jug and brandished a handgun. The gunman then opened fire hitting DaCosta all over his body before escaping in the waiting motor car.
The police were alerted and upon arrival, they called in backup from neighboring police stations and the vehicle in which the gunmen were traveling was intercepted at Williamsfield in Manchester.
The gunmen jumped from the station wagon motor car in which they were traveling and made their escape in bushes.
The Clarke’s Town police in Trelawny continue their investigation into this latest murder.