Police to probe Dream Weekend shooting victim
The police say they will be checking to ascertain whether Jean Matthiew, the man who was shot dead by a security guard at a Dream Weekend party in Negril on August 4, was wanted overseas.
At the time of his death, the police said he was a businessman from Millsborough Crescent in St Andrew and Montreal, Canada.
"We have not received any reports from anyone that he was wanted in another jurisdiction, but seeing that the information is out there, we will be making our checks to confirm whether or not he was a wanted man," Assistant Superintendent of Police Dahlia Garrick, who heads the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, told THE WEEKEND STAR yesterday.
It has been alleged Matthiew, 37, falsified documents to indicate he was born in Jamaica.
A licenced firearm holder in Jamaica, Matthiew allegedly pulled his gun and pointed it at the guard after an altercation. He was shot and killed.
Contacted yesterday for comment, Shane Dalling, head of the Firearm Licensing Authority, said that he was not at liberty to speak on the matter at this time.