Tyre shop operator killed

May 17, 2017

Detectives attached to the St Catherine North police have launched an investigation into the murder of a man who was killed at the tyre shop he operated.

The man was working at his shop at March Pen Road near the Spanish Town Shopping Centre in Spanish Town.

Reports are that about 6 p.m. the man was at his place of business when he was attacked by a group of gunmen.

The men then sprayed him with bullets, killing him.

The police say the victim recently took over the business from another owner.

This was allegedly due to the previous owner falling out of favour with extortionists.

The victim had worked for years with his predecessor.

The area remains tense with a strong detachment of heavily armed police personnel manning the area which is located near the town centre.