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Two Clarendon men charged with murder, shooting with intent

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Clarendon police officers say two men were recently charged in relation to a murder and a shooting in two separate incidents in the division.

In the first incident, twenty-eight-year-old Krishna Ramatar, otherwise called 'Dude', a mason of Haysfield district in Race Course, Clarendon was charged with murder, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition following the shooting death of 57-year-old David Heath, a farmer of Race Course district in the parish on Thursday, September 12.

The police said Heath's body was found in a pool of blood in Mumbie district with gunshot wounds after residents reportedly heard explosions.

In the second incident, Ramatar, along with 26-year-old Ackeem Murray, otherwise called 'Keno', a farmer of the same address was also charged with shooting with intent, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition in relation to a shooting incident involving a man in their community around midnight on Saturday, October 12.

According to the police, the complainant was allegedly walking home when he was pounced upon by the accused men who opened gunfire at him. He managed to escape unharmed.

An investigation was launched and Murray and Ramatar were arrested and placed on an identification parade, where they were positively identified and subsequently charged for the offences, the police said.


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