The Jamaica Constabulary Force said murder is among charges laid against 20-year-old Federico McLean – otherwise called ‘Feather’, ‘Fedo’ and ‘Mopp’ – from Beaumont Road in August Town, St Andrew.
He was arrested during a joint police/military operation in his community on January 12, and later charged with:
– Conspiracy to murder
– Illegal possession of firearm
– Illegal possession of ammunition
McLean is scheduled to appear in the St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, January 28.
The charges stem from the October 26, 2018 murder of 39-year-old Damion Ball, otherwise called ‘Dog Face,’ from Goldsmith Villa in August Town. Ball was found lying along Princess Alice Drive in the parish with several gunshot wounds.
Commenting on the arrest and charge of McLean, head of the Criminal Investigations Branch, Senior Superintendent of Police McArthur Sutherland, reassured residents of August Town that his team is actively pursuing all investigative leads that have emerged.
He added that investigators are determined to have other suspects arrested.
“We continue to expand operational and investigative efforts in an effort to cauterize rivalry amongst criminal gangs in the space,” the senior law enforcer said.
He continued: “The efforts also seek to degrade and dismantle the existing criminal gang structures in a sustainable manner to enable citizens to move about in a safer environment.”
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