LINSTEAD: Man shot dead while delivering breads

A man delivering National Baking Company breads was gunned down in the town of Linstead, St Catherine, this afternoon, May 15, after he allegedly had an encounter with a male robber.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force, through its Corporate Communications Unit, confirmed the murder.

The slain man is Charles Nugent, also known as Bready, sources said, adding that the deceased is from Waterhouse in Kingston. He worked with National Baking Company for more than 20 years.

After he was shot apparently in the head, Nugent fell directly on a trolly on which he was about to unload breads from the opened back of a National truck.

The shooting, which happened in clear view of several people, sent persons scampering for cover through the streets of Linstead. After the shooting subsided, crowds of curious residents converged around Nugent’s corpse.

Police later arrived and cordoned off the scene – not far from the town centre.

Nugent is at least the third person shot dead since March this year while carrying out business – or during what is believed to be robbery in Linstead.

The other two victims are:

  • Alicia Miller, 30, who was shot dead in a shop near Linstead Primary School shortly after 7PM on April 6. Her boyfriend, who owned the shop, was shot and wounded.
  • Verona Slack, 33, was shot dead near her house in Victoria district on March 10 after she closed a shop she operated elsewhere in Linstead. The woman’s handbag was reportedly stolen during the nocturnal attack.

The shooting today, in the meantime, is the second one happening within weeks in broad daylight and in full view of residents in Linstead town.

In the first daylight incident, super brazen gunmen on Fourth Street shot up a car on April 12. The male driver of the said car was shot and wounded; so too was a female student who got caught in the gunfire while using Fourth Street.

Editorial Note: This story has been updated to include the identity of the slain bread delivery man.


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