Fake cop, two others on gun, ammo charge
Three men, including a police impersonator, were arrested and an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition seized during an incident on Melrose Avenue, St Andrew, at the weekend.
They are Donovan 'Nick' Howard, 49, Horace Brown, 34, - both from Golden Spring Road - and David 'Management' Sang, 29, from Stock Farm Road, all in St Andrew.
Howard is charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition; impersonating a police officer; possession of forged document; uttering forged documents; being a member of a criminal gang; and participating in a criminal gang.
Brown and Sang were charged with being members of a criminal gang and participating in a criminal gang. They are to face the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Gun Court on Wednesday.
Police said about 8 p.m., while on patrol duty in the area, they accosted the three who were in a grey Honda motor car parked along the roadway.
Upon seeing the lawmen, the men began acting suspiciously. Howard identified himself as an undercover policeman and produced an identification card (ID).
Detailed checks revealed that the ID was forged. As a result, Howard and the other two men were searched.
One 9mm Smith and Wesson firearm along with sixteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was found in Howard's possession. The men were subsequently arrested and charged.