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February 25, 2013
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Police investigate deputy superintendent's murder
Leighton Levy, Star Writer

Head of the CCN, DSP Steve Brown (second right), and his team put information together at the murder scene. - Norman Grindley

Up to late last night, police were looking at several scenarios as they try to find the reasons why and who is responsible for yesterday's killing of retired Deputy Superintendent Denzil Boyd.

Detectives from at least three investigative divisions of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have since yesterday been aggressively pursuing a breakthrough into the murder of the retired DSP. He was murdered in front of his home in the quiet community of Queensborough Gardens, St Andrew.

Police Commissioner Owen Ellington and president of the Police Officers' Association, Glenford Hudson, both released statements condemning the killing.

every possible scenario

Head of the Flying Squad, Superintendent Cornwall 'Bigga' Ford, said every possible scenario is being looked at to try and determine who killed Boyd and why. Boyd, 63, reportedly still had cases in court that were ongoing even before he retired about three years ago. "We are looking at everything," Superintendent Ford said.

Information obtained by THE STAR suggests that Boyd's children and grandchildren, with whom he had just returned from church, alighted from his car and went inside his house. He was reportedly seen talking to a man, when some men approached in a black or dark blue vehicle.

One of the men alighted from the vehicle with a weapon and aimed it at the retired cop who reacted by reaching for his firearm. He was shot and fell to the ground. The gunman then shot him several times as he laid there. He was shot in the head, chest and arm, police said. The men took his firearm before fleeing. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The car was reportedly later seen somewhere in St Catherine, sources informed THE STAR. Superintendent Ford would not comment on this saying they were still trying to put the investigation together.

Boyd is the second retired senior cop to have been gunned down in the last six months. Last September, another iconic crime fighter, Superintendent Anthony 'Tony' Hewitt ,was shot dead by gunmen on Donmair Close, not far from where Boyd was shot yesterday.

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