LINSTEAD: Man shot dead at nightclub

The community of Linstead in St Catherine has been rocked by another killing – at least the third reported in that area within the last two weeks.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), through its Corporate Communications Unit, gave the name of the latest man to be killed as Niguel Beason, 39.

Beason, who is pictured above, is from Rose Berry in Manchester, England, as well as Wallen Housing Scheme in Linstead.

The JCF explained that, about 2:15 this morning, December 31, Beason and a male licensed firearm holder were involved in an argument at Club Lavish in Linstead.

During the altercation, the licensed firearm holder allegedly shot Beason, killing him.

The JCF did not disclose any further information in relation to that incident.

Sources told The Beacon that Beason, who spent most of his time in England, returned to Jamaica this month.

Meanwhile, there was another deadly shooting in the Linstead area this month – December 27, to be exact.

As previously reported, the victim is 31-year-old taxi operator Omar Anglin, otherwise called Flour, from Treadways district.

The JCF reported that Anglin was sitting among a group of people at a shop when two armed men who travelled in a motor car shot him several times. He died on the spot.

The other murder this month happened on the night of December 18 in the Banbury area of Linstead. The victim is 67-year-old shopkeeper Lascelles Pesso from the said district.

The JCF, as previously reported here, said: “Reports from the Linstead police are that, about 11:40pm, a team was called to the area of a community known as Lemon Ridge. Upon their arrival, Pesso was seen covered in blood with injuries consistent with a beating.”

Pesso was taken to hospital where he died while being treated, added the JCF.

Linstead is among sections of the St Catherine North Police Division under a state of public emergency, which will end on January 2. The state of public emergency was declared on March 18 this year.


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