Security minister condemns killing of St Catherine pastor

Friday, September 21, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is condemning the murder of Pastor James Johnson, who was fatally shot inside the Church of God of Prophecy on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine on Thursday, September 20.

“The invasion of murder into a church, a sacred place of worship, is utterly reprehensible,” Chang was quoted as saying in a release today.

According to the security minister senior investigators in the St Catherine North Police Division and the Major Investigation Division have been assigned to the case and he is anticipating the reports and arrest of Johnson's killers.

“I am urging all persons with any information concerning this gruesome act to come forward and share their information with the police,” Dr Chang appealed.

“James Johnson will be remembered as a bright, passionate Jamaican who was engaged in his community, his church and nation-building,” he said.

Police reports indicate that, 29-year-old Johnson, a religious minister, was attacked inside the church and pronounced dead at the Spanish Town hospital.

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