Jamaica Crime News, St Catherine: The Portmore police say they have now made a breakthrough into the identities of the three gunmen, who were shot and killed by a licensed firearm holder in Port Henderson, Portmore, St Catherine, on Wednesday night, March 13.
The police have also indicated that one of the dead men was facing a murder charge and was out on bail. He has been identified as 30-year-old Isha Tomblin of Daniel Circle in Portmore, and he was charged for the 2009 murder of Leroy Beckford, and was presently out on condition of bail.
The other two men have been identified as 31-year-old Damion Noyon, a mechanic of McArthur Avenue, Kingston 3, and 28-year-old Marvin Patterson of Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine and also a Clarendon address.
Reports by the Portmore police are that about 9:25 p.m., the licensed firearm holder drove to his home at Port Henderson, when he was ambushed by Patterson, Noyon and Tomblin, who were lying in wait in his yard.
The gunmen opened fire at their target hitting him several times, but he managed to pull his licensed firearm and returned the fire, killing Tomblin, Patterson and Noyon on the spot.
The police were summoned and upon their arrival, all four persons were rushed to hospital, where the licensed firearm holder was treated and admitted in serious condition. Noyon, Tomblin and Patterson were all pronounced dead.
The police say they recovered a Berretta 9-mm semi-automatic pistol fitted with a magazine containing seventeen live 9mm rounds, from one of the dead men.