Man shot and killed at PNP dance in Clarendon Tuesday night

February 24, 2016

The Clarendon police have launched a manhunt for a man who allegedly shot and killed a patron at a dance hosted by PNP candidate for the Northern Clarendon constituency, Horace Dalley in Crooked River Tuesday night.

The shooter reportedly fled the scene with the gun on a bike.

The dead man has been identified as 32-year-old  Richard Perkins better known as  'Stinger' , a labourer of McDonald district, Crooked River.

Reports reaching the police are that  about 10:15 p.m, Perkins was among a group of patrons at a party in Crooked River Square, hosted by  Dalley when a dispute developed between him and three men.

During the dispute, it is alleged that Perkins brandished a firearm and a struggle ensued with the men. One of the men managed to disarm Perkins and shot him once in the head. He died on the spot.

The Police were summoned, and upon their arrival, the body of Perkins was found lying along the roadway on its back with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the forehead.

According to a police report, preliminary investigations revealed that Perkins was spotted with a gun earlier in the day where he had allegedly fired a single shot.

Perkins had appeared in the Clarendon Circuit Court as recently as Monday relating to a case of Murder and Illegal Possession of Firearm and ammunition. He was reporting on condition of Bond at the Frankfield Police Station.

Several persons were also injured at a PNP mass rally in Portia Simpson Miller Square, St Andrew Tuesday night after shots rang out just moments before the prime minister addressed the huge crowd.

Tuesday night was the final night allowed for campaigning for both parties as the Electoral Commission of Jamaica has issued an advisory to cease campaigning activities at least 24 hours before the polls open on Thursday.

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