Jamaica News, April 16, 2018 – Westmoreland Teen Murdered
Westmoreland, Jamaica (McKoy’s New) – A teenage boy was shot and killed, and a female member of his family shot and wounded, as gunmen invaded their home in Hudson Street in Sav-la-mar, Westmoreland on Saturday night, April 14.
The dead teenager has been identified as Stefon Beckford, otherwise called “Rico” 18-year-old Godrey Stewart High School Student.
Reports by the Sav-la-mar police are that about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Beckford, the female family member and other members of his family were at home in Hudson Street. Minutes later, three armed men forced their way inside the house and opened fire on the occupants.
The men then made their escape on two waiting motorcycles. The police were summoned and upon arrival, the wounded teenager and the female were both rushed to the Sav-la-mar Hospital, where Beckford was pronounced dead and the female admitted in serious condition.
The police also stated that this latest shooting is believed to have stemmed from an ongoing gang warfare in the township of Sav-la-mar.