Bystander shot and killed after Spanish Town robbery
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.