Jamaica Crime News, Trelawny: The Trelawny police have reported that up-to-date no charges have been laid against the Junior Manager of a popular Trelawny hotel, who shot and killed 45-year-old Paul Campbell, a sound system operator at Florence Hall in Trelawny, on Friday, December 28.
One police source told our news team that they are still carrying out an investigation into the shooting, which can also be ruled as a case of self defense.
According to the police source, the investigators will have to make a summary at the end of their investigations and wait on a ruling, to determine how to proceed.
The hotel Junior Manager, shot and killed the sound system operator, after being also shot and wounded by the victim, while on the compound of the resort which is owned by his parents.
Reports by the police are that about 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Campbell was playing a sound system at a wedding reception being held on the compound of the hotel, when the female hotel manager complained to him that the music and the microphone were too loud.
Campbell refrained from turning down the music and it resulted in an argument between him and the manager.
The Manager’s son was informed about what was taking place and he intervened. During the confrontation, Campbell was allegedly pushed to the ground, but he got back to his feet, pulled out his licensed firearm and opened fire, hitting the young Resort Manager’s son in the region of his chest.
The wounded man, who is also a licensed firearm holder, fell to the ground and seconds later he too pulled his licensed firearm, and discharged several rounds, hitting Campbell multiple times to his upper body.
The police were summoned and upon arriving at the resort, both wounded men were rushed to the Falmouth Hospital, where Campbell died whilst undergoing treatment, and the wounded proprietor treated and admitted in serious but stable condition.
The parish of Trelawny ended the year 2018 with a total of 29 persons being murdered throughout the parish, this is eight more murders compared to a lesser total of 21 recorded at the end of 2017.