Three men charged with double murder in Manchester gun attacks
MANCHESTER, Jamaica— Detectives assigned to the Manchester Police Division have charged three men in relation to two separate shooting incidents which left two men dead in Huddersfield district and on the Savoy main road in the parish on Friday, October 13.
Charged with two counts of murder, conspiracy to murder, robbery with aggravation, possession of prohibited weapon, using a prohibited weapon to commit a felony and unlawful wounding are:
24-year-old Alex Brown, otherwise called ‘Bines’ of York Town in Clarendon and Ticky Ticky district; 26-year-old Oshane Reid, otherwise called ‘Bus Head’, delivery man of Lyns Avenue, Christiana, and 25-year-old Tarrio Wright otherwise called ‘Alkaline’, labourer of Chudleigh district, all in Manchester.
Reports are that about 10:00 pm, Brown, Reid, Wright and their accomplice, armed with handguns, started their rampage at a business establishment on the Savoy main road. They entered the establishment, held up the patrons, and robbed them of cash and other personal belongings.
Thirty-year-old Dwayne Carter otherwise called ‘Dunes’, a construction worker of Job Lane in Christiana, in the parish, was allegedly shot dead when he resisted one of the attackers. The gunmen then fled in a stolen motor vehicle.
Approximately 20 minutes later, their onslaught reportedly continued in Huddersfield district which led to the death of a second man from that community.
It is reported that the gunmen entered a second business establishment, and again robbed customers of cash and cellular phones after raining blows on them.
A farmer, 33-year-old Tafari Barrett, also known as ‘Fari’ met his demise when he attempted to flee his attackers. He received gunshot wounds and was assisted to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Brown, Reid, and Wright were apprehended and taken into custody following an operation in Chudleigh on Wednesday, October 18. They were charged after a number of stolen items were found in their possession and they were also recognised in an identification parade.
Their court date has not been finalised.
The fourth man is still at large, and the police are appealing to him to turn himself into the nearest police station.