Murder in St Ann – suspected gunmen killed in crash

Police are theorizing that two suspected gunmen were killed and one injured in a motor vehicle crash, which took place moments after a gun murder was committed in St Ann after nightfall last evening, November 30.

The St Ann’s Bay Police said they have connected the bloody series of events.

In the first incident, three gunmen allegedly murdered an unidentified male about 7:20PM at a rest stop at Drax Hall, located between the towns of Ocho Rios and St. Ann’s Bay.

The three gunmen, who were travelling in a Toyota Axio motor car, fled the scene after shooting the victim multiple times, said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The gunshot victim was pronounced dead at St. Ann’s Bay Hospital.

The JCF stated that, in relation to the second incident, they were alerted to a crash on the Llandovery main road, which leads from St. Ann towards Trelawny and St. James.

Two persons who were in the motorcar died; one is in hospital under police guard.


One of the crash victims is 27-year-old Adjohn McLoud from Flankers in St James. The other deceased is an unidentified male.

Commenting further on the crash, the JCF said: “Reports are that the Toyota Axio motor car was travelling along the mentioned roadway (Llandovery in St Ann) when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and collided with a motor truck that was travelling in the opposite direction.

“The police were summoned and all three men were taken to hospital where McLoud and the unidentified man were pronounced dead. The third passenger was admitted under police guard.

“A preliminary search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of one Taurus 9 millimetre pistol and five rounds of ammunition,” the JCF added.

It noted that investigations are continuing.


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