Medical staff hands over firearm to Westmoreland police, teen charged

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Medical staff hands over firearm to Westmoreland police, teen charged

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A teenage boy was arrested and charged after a member of the medical staff at the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital in Westmoreland handed over a firearm containing several rounds of ammunition to the police on August 26.

Reports from the Savanna-la-Mar police are that about 8:00 pm, the teen, who was taken to hospital for treatment following a motor vehicle crash, was reportedly observed with a firearm in his waistband.

The police were summoned and on their arrival, the firearm – a Single Action Browning pistol containing eight 9mm rounds of ammunition — was handed over to them.

The teen was subsequently arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
The police say his court date will be announced later.

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