Jamaica News, March 13, 2018 – St James Police Seeks Help
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – The Freeport police say they are now asking members of the public for their assistance, to identify a man who was discovered shot to death at a section of the Lilliput community in St James, between Saturday night, March 10 to Sunday morning, March 11.
The police say the victim was clad in a blue pants, grey shirt and is about 5ft. 8ins tall. He is of dark complexion, medium built and sports a plaited hairstyle.
Reports are that about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, residents living at a section of Lilliput community known as Barrett Hall, alerted the police after hearing gunshots coming from a section of the area.
The lawmen went to the community and carried out a search but nothing was found.
Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, a resident in the community stumbled upon the body of the unidentified male which was lying in a clump of bushes.
The police were again summoned and upon arrival, they discovered that the victim was shot several times to the upper body.
He was transported from the scene to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A total of 17 persons have been reported murdered in the parish since the start of the year, and this has taken the number of murders since the start of the State of Emergency in the parish to a total of nine.