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Bystander shot and killed after Spanish Town robbery

By KARYL WALKER

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 10:58 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - One man is dead following a robbery at French Street in the old capital, Spanish Town, St Catherine yesterday.

The dead man has been identified as Morris Williams of a Greater Portmore address.

Police report that a man armed with a handgun went inside a wholesale establishment at Young Street and robbed the proprietor of a quantity of cash. The proprietor reportedly resisted the robber and was pistol-whipped in the forehead.

The gunman then made his way to a nearby motorbike in an attempt to escape.

However, an alarm was raised and a crowd rushed the gunman who opened fire hitting Williams and another man.

Williams was shot in the lower back as he disembarked a public passenger bus and the other man shot in the right thigh. Both were taken to the Spanish Town hospital where Williams was pronounced dead.

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