As police intensify operations in the August Town area of St Andrew following an upsurge of gang violence, the Criminal Investigations Branch is reporting a breakthrough in one case.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force said a man is now charged for the murder of 34-year-old Omar Johnson from Payton Place, August Town.
He is 32-year-old businessman Marvin Markland, otherwise called Papa, from Goldsmith Villa in the August Town area.
Markland is charged with:
– Illegal possession of firearm
– Illegal possession of ammunition
Markland was charged after being formally interviewed in the presence of his lawyer on January 12.
Johnson was killed about 8 o’clock on the morning of January 1.
He reportedly was walking along a roadway in his community when armed men with high-powered rifles shot him several times.
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