Suspect held at hospital after double murder

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said its officers have arrested one of the men implicated in the shooting death of two men on Oxford Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, shortly before 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon, June 14.

It said the suspect showed up at hospital with a gunshot wound after a police officer purportedly challenged him and at least one other gunman.

The gunmen are said to have murdered 35-year-old Kemar Hall who is otherwise called Gala from Waterloo district in Spanish Town, and 38-year-old Gladstone Stephenson who is otherwise called Tyrone from 2 North in Greater Portmore.

The JCF said: “A policeman who was close by [the incident], responded to the gunfire and was fired at by the gunmen. He challenged his attackers, who then fled the scene. The two injured men were assisted to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. Some time later, one of the alleged gunmen turned up at the hospital with gunshot wound and was taken into custody.”

Investigation is continuing, added the JCF.

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