Suspect Held in Connection with Man Murdered in Trelawny and Female Wounded

Jamaica Crime News, Trelawny: Swift actions by the Joint Military forces led to the arrest of one man who they say is now being questioned in connection with the shooting death of a man, as well as, the shooting and wounding of a female in Falmouth, Trelawny on Tuesday night, May 29.

The police say the man now in custody is of a Norwood address in St James and he is being questioned in  connection with  the shooting death of Andre Bodden, otherwise called “Blacks”  26-year-old  unemployed of Hill Sixty in Duncans, and the shooting and wounding of a female who is presently at hospital in serious condition.

Reports by the Falmouth police are that shortly after 8:00 p.m., Bodden and the female were among a group of other customers at a shop located on Newton Street in Falmouth.

Minutes later, a White Nissan Tida motor car with three men on board drove up to the shop.  Two of the men jumped out, brandished handguns and opened fire on the group of persons. The men then sped away in the waiting motor car.

Bodden and the injured female were transported to the Falmouth hospital where Bodden was pronounced dead and the female admitted.

The police were informed of the shooting and quick actions led to a vehicle fitting the description being intercepted at the State of Emergency checkpoint, on the border of Trelawny and St James in Greenwood.

The lawmen stated that the vehicle was seen with the man who is now in custody as the only occupant.

Following a search of the vehicle, one live 9mm round was discovered on the back seat of the car.  The man was subsequently taken into custody and is now being questioned.


By Henry Bucknor

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