Jamaica Crime News, St James: Hoards of angry residents took to the streets of Irwin in St James, on Friday morning, September 7 and protested the fatal shooting of a teenager and another man in the community on Wednesday, September 5.
Those killed have been identified as is Donrick Campbell, otherwise called “Taliban” 21-year-old a/c Technician and Owen Jenkins, 19-year-old shopkeeper, both of Chelsea district in Irwin.
The disgruntled residents use tree trunks, old motor vehicles, large stones and old furniture to block miles of roadway, leading from Chelsea towards Montego Bay.
The residents stated that both victims were never involved in a shootout with the police and also that they were killed in cold blood.
The police in the meanwhile held firm to their reports that shortly after 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a joint military team went to a section of Irwin community known as Chelsea in search of Campbell, who is wanted for five counts of shooting, shooting with intent, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, and murder.
The police further stated that, upon reaching a house in the community, they came under heavy gunfire from men on the inside. The fire was returned and a group of armed men were seen running into bushes.
Following the shooting, a search was carried out of the area, where Campbell and Jenkins were found suffering from gunshot wounds. A pistol and several rounds of ammunition were taken from one of the men.
In the meanwhile, the police also stated that Donrick Campbell, otherwise called “Taliban” who resided at a section of Irwin community known as “Gully” was also being sought for the July 2017 murder of Jacqueline Bowen.
Police officers and soldiers were deployed in the area and they managed to clear the blockage, which enabled smooth traffic flow.