St Catherine Police Say Pastor’s Murder May have been a Hit

Jamaica Crime News, St Catherine: The St. Catherine police say they now have reason to believe that the murder of a Minister of Religion in Spanish Town on Thursday, September 20, might have been a contracted killing.

29-year-old Reverend James Johnson of Union Estate in St Catherine was shot over five times to death by a lone gunman, who barged into his church and the investigators say they are now looking at a number of leads, which includes reasons to believe that contract was placed on the life of the young Minister of Religion.

Reports by the police are that shortly after 5:00 p.m., Pastor Johnson was in the middle of teaching a class at his church in Spanish Town, when a man entered the building.

The man brandished a handgun and walked up to Reverend Johnson, opened fire and hit him multiple times before exiting the building.

Members of the church ran and sought safety on the outside.

The police were summoned and upon arrival, the pastor was discovered lying in a pool of blood.

He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

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