Carpenter murdered in St Catherine

April 09, 2018
crime scene

The St Catherine South police have launched a manhunt for two men who allegedly shot and killed a carpenter yesterday in Marlie Mount in the parish.

He has been identified as Dwayne Allen, otherwise called Whacker, of Patrick Street, Old Harbour.

Reports from the Old Harbour police are that at about 3:30 p.m., explosions were heard.

Allen was seen running with a wound to his upper body. Two men in dark coloured clothing allegedly shot him as he ran

Allen reportedly collapsed and was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

As news of Allen's death spread, many residents expressed shock on the incident.

Others said he was a good person who worked very hard for his living.

Meanwhile, the police said that the attack on Allen could be a reprisal of past incidents against men from a neighbouring community.

There is a call for the state of public emergency to be extended in the area.

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