Banker shot dead on Woodpecker Avenue

Banker shot dead on Woodpecker Avenue

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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KIRT Adlam, a 27-year-old banker, was early yesterday morning shot dead by gunmen in Kingston.

Police reported that Adlam's body was found about 12:30 am with multiple gunshot wounds in his Nissan Tiida motor car on Woodpecker Avenue, off Waltham Park Road in Kingston. He was employed to the New Kingston branch of First Global Bank.

Senior Police Superintendent Richard Stewart, who is in charge of the Hunt's Bay station, said police were called by residents who heard gunshots in the area. The bullet-riddled body of the banker was later found by the police.

Police said last night that they were following several leads but they did not wish to disclose possible theories at this time. A source, said, however, that the banker's death was a possible contract killing.

Adlam's murder comes less than a year after the February 2014 killing of Scotiabank employee Dwayne Grigg, who was killed in Cherry Gardens, St Andrew. The body had multiple stab wounds and the eyes were gouged out.

In late February, Grigg's white Suzuki Swift motor car was spotted on Waltham Park Road. Police signalled the driver to stop, but their order was ignored and the occupants allegedly opened fire on the lawmen.

Police chased the vehicle, which later crashed into an electricity pole. In an ensuing gunfight, one man was killed and two others, including a 17-year-old girl, were held. A firearm was recovered, police said.

Police, however, have not made any link between the shooting death of Adlam and that of Grigg.

-- Kimmo Matthews

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