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Two charged with cop's murder

Friday, October 19, 2012    

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THE police yesterday charged two men and released the names of two other persons of interest in connection with last month's shooting death of police Corporal Warren Campbell in Patrick City, St Andrew.

The men charged have been identified as 32-year-old Glaseton Stephenson, otherwise called "Tyrone", of Horizon Park in St Catherine, and Kemar Hall, 28, otherwise called "Garlo", a mechanic of Waterloo Close, Spanish Town, also in St Catherine.

The men were held four days after the incident.

"After several days of investigation, charges have been laid against the men and steps are now being taken to have them face the Gun Court before the end of the month," Michael Phipps, head of the Major Investigation Task Force, said yesterday.

Meanwhile, the two persons of interest have been identified only by their aliases "Pawpooh" and "Ross" and are alleged to be members of the notorious Spanish Town-based Klansman gang. They are believed to frequent Dela Vega City and other areas in Spanish Town. Police have issued an appeal for the men to turn themselves in by midday today.

According to the Constabulary Communication Network, the police information arm, Corporal Campbell was walking along Patrick Drive on September 20 when he was shot and killed.

Detectives said the corporal may have fallen victim to a deadly robbery spree.

Police said information suggests that a group of men had been carrying out a series of robberies across the Corporate Area that took them into Patrick City, where they attempted to rob the policeman but were surprised as he pulled his firearm and opened fire.

The corporal and one of the robbers were hit during a heated gun battle. The corporal later died.

Police said the men rushed their injured colleague to the hospital then allegedly made up a story that he was held up, robbed, the shot and injured.

They were, however, arrested.

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