Prime suspect held for murder of 11-year-old boy

September 07, 2017
Tameka Graham, mother of 11-year-old Michael Keating, who was shot in the head and killed in Rema, St Andrew, on Sunday.

The alleged killer of an 11-year-old boy was nabbed by police last Tuesday in St Mary.

Investigators probing the murder of Boys' Town Primary School student Michael Keating have held the prime suspect, and arrangements are now being made for charges to be laid against the 25-year-old individual.

Sources close to the investigation told THE STAR that the suspect is cooperating with the investigation, and has since described the tragic incident as an accident.

Keating 's mother, 26-year-old Tameka Graham, previously told our news team that she saw the accused killer with the gun immediately after her son was shot in the head.

The youngster resided on Fifth Street in Rema with his mother.

"Mi see him (suspect) wid the gun inna him hand so, and mi son siddung like him want seh something to me and a bare blood a come from him mouth, and mi haffi run. Mi nuh know weh fi do. Mi run go weh," Graham said.

Keating was shot and killed on Sunday night.

He was expected to begin grade six the following morning.

THE STAR understands that after the murder, the suspect and others affiliated with him fled the community.

Yesterday, when our news team contacted Graham, she was still grieving.

She told THE STAR, "I got a call yesterday from the police that he was held. I feel good that dem hold him, but I'm still feeling down because RJ (Michael) is dead."

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