Two suspected goat thieves are dead and another in police custody after a movie-like drama that unfolded in the Guy’s Hill and Moneague Police areas of St Ann on Tuesday evening, November 12.
Details about the incident are still sketchy, but the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said one of the deceased is taxi operator Trevor Lee-Hosang from Retreat in St Mary. The other deceased is yet to be identified by police.
The man in custody is also a youngster from Retreat, St Mary.
The JCF, through its Corporate Communications Unit, told The Beacon that a white and gray goat was found in the Probox motorcar in which the three suspected thieves travelled.
It said, based on reports, residents in the Middlesex area raised an alarm that thieves were in their community, travelling in the Probox motorcar.
When the suspects reached in the vicinity of a bar, a licensed firearm holder reportedly tried to get them to stop the vehicle.
A shooting ensued and the Probox crashed.
The driver of the ill-fated vehicle, Lee-Hosang, was found slumped over the steering wheel. He eventually died.
The JCF further stated that the two male passengers ran from the vehicle and went towards Moneague district, St Ann.
They were cornered in a community near Moneague called Turberry – also in St Ann.
One of them died after being chopped, the JCF said, adding that the other man was apprehended.
The investigation is being done by both the Guy’s Hill and Moneague Police.
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