Security guard shot dead, woman wounded in Falmouth

Detectives in Falmouth are probing the shooting death of a man and the wounding of a woman on Market Street in the Trelawny capital last evening, March 20.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said the deceased is 76-year-old Albert Mowatt, a security guard and retired District Constable from Rock district in Falmouth.

The JCF added: “Reports from the Falmouth Police are that, about 7:30PM, Mowatt was at a shop when two armed men entered and attempted to rob him. A struggle ensued during which Mowatt was shot and relieved of his licensed .38 Revolver.

“The police were alerted and, upon their arrival, Mowatt’s body was seen with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue,” added the JCF, which noted that investigations are continuing.

It said the wounded woman has been admitted to hospital.


SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Beacon is using its platform to collect cash or kind to assist needy students with back-to-school supplies in the following areas: Kellits, Lluidas Vale, Ewarton, Linstead, Guy's Hill, Bog Walk, Point Hill and Ocho Rios. To support our initiative, you can donate through Paypal at the bottom of this page, or contact us for information. WhatsApp or call 876-305-4574. Kindly help us to help our children return to school in style despite the challenges amplified by COVID-19. Together, we will make the difference.