JDF soldier shot dead in Manchester

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier succumbed on Saturday after he was found in bushes near the Winston Jones Highway in Manchester the night before suffering from gunshot wounds.

Dead is 34-year-old Gabe Reid of Greenvale in the parish.

The circumstances surrounding Reid's murder remain unclear at this time; however police say that relatives reported not being able to make contact with him on Friday and made checks at his business place, which is located near the Winston Jones Highway in the parish.

Reid was subsequently found in bushes near his business place in the vicinity of McKinley Road suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police believe that he was shot sometime between 5:30 pm and 900 pm.

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