TEENAGER GUNMAN TO BE SLAPPED WITH CHARGES

Montego Bay, St. James (McN) – The Montego Bay Police in St James say they will now be laying criminal charges against a 16 years old boy who was shot and injured by members of a joint military team, after he and
a group of heavily armed men fired on them on Sunday afternoon.

The Police reported that, about 4:00pm on Sunday a joint military team were on foot patrol at a section of Barrett Town known as Jenkins Corner.  They came upon five men armed with rifles and handguns.

Allegedly, upon seeing the police the men open fire and ran in separate directions and the team returned the fire.

During the exchange of gunfire one of the men, who was later identified as the 16 years old boy was shot in the arm and a firearm fell from his hand.

He was chased and apprehended and a Beretta 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol containing seven live rounds was recovered.

The other gunmen managed to escape.

The injured gunman was transported to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was treated and later released in police custody.

McKoy’s News learnt that the Police will  charges the young gunman with shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.


Henry Bucknor
Special Investigator

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