Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: The Barnett Street police say they are now in search of a prime suspect, in connection with the shooting death of a security guard, along Gravel Lane in downtown Montego Bay on Friday, October 12.
The police also pointed out that, they cannot release the name of the suspect at this time, but they are working with some strong leads, which could result in his arrest in the next few days.
The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Everett Dunkley, who hailed from Flankers community, also in St James.
Reports by the Barnett Street police are that about 8:50 p.m. on Friday, Dunkley was among a group of persons at a shop located along Gravel Lane in downtown Montego Bay, when he was ambushed by a man armed with a handgun.
The gunman opened fire hitting Dunkley to his head, before escaping in the area on foot.
Officers attached to the Barnett Street Police Station, which is in close proximity to where the shooting occurred, heard the explosions and rushed to the location.
Upon their arrival, Dunkley was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds.
He was transported to Cornwall Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.