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July 7, 2014
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Prime murder suspect spotted at church
Deon Green, STAR Writer

In a case that had been puzzling the Golden Grove police in St Thomas, a prime suspect believed to be the brother of a man shot dead two weeks ago, was chased after he was seen in a church and held.

Reports reaching THE STAR are that residents tipped off the police that the suspect had been hiding near the Hampton Court Seventh-day Adventist Church since his brother's puzzling death.


Police sources say the suspect was spotted in the church yard and ran as they chased him. It is understood that the suspect whose name is being withheld, in a frantic bid to elude the cops slammed into a tree and suffered head and foot injuries. Three of the cops also suffered minor injuries and had to seek medical attention. The suspect remains under police guard in hospital in stable condition. He is to interviewed on release from hospital.

On June 6, the Golden Grove police began probing the circumstances under which 23-year-old Romio Lynch from Long Hill Road in Montego Bay, St James died.

At the time of the incident residents in Stokes Hall heard an explosion at the Sugar Housing Scheme. Minutes later a man was seen struggling to get from the work site. The man, identified as Lynch, later died while undergoing surgery, after telling medical personnel that he was injured by a length of steel.

However, medical sources at the hospital confirmed that the injury was consistent with that of a gunshot wound to abdomen.

The cops are now probing allegations that Lynch may have been accidentally shot with an illegal firearm.

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