Man charged with murder of taxi driver, wounding of four others in Westmoreland

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said a suspect has been arrested and charged for the murder of a man and the wounding of four other people on April 1 at Great Georges Street in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.

The accused is 20-year-old Daine Dellop, otherwise called ‘Cuz’, from Three Miles River in Westmoreland.

The deceased is 56-year-old taxi operator Anthony Tomlinson, otherwise called ‘Fowler’, from Burnt Savanna district, Westmoreland.

The JCF said: “Reports from the Savanna-la-Mar Police are that, about 5:05PM, a gunman allegedly opened gunfire at a crowd of people along the roadway.

“When the shooting subsided, four persons – including a six-year-old boy – were seen with gunshot wounds. The police were summoned and the injured persons taken to hospital where Tomlinson was pronounced dead. The child and one of the men were admitted in stable condition and the other two injured persons treated and released,” the JCF further said.

It noted that one 9 millimetre pistol, with a magazine containing one 9 millimetre cartridge, was found at the scene.

The JCF said its officers, acting on information, carried out an operation about 11AM on Saturday, September 7, and nabbed Dellop on Seaton Crescent in Westmoreland.

Dellop was questioned in the presence of his attorney on Monday, September 9, and charged with the offences of Murder, four counts of Wounding with Intent, as well as Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.

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