Policeman, co-accused facing murder charge
CLARENDON, Jamaica — A policeman was charged with murder and several breaches of the Firearms Act in relation to two incidents in his community on December 27.
He is 32-year-old Jimoke Ingram, a constable of Petunia Crescent in Longville Park, Clarendon.
According to the police’s corporate communications unit, Ingram and his co-accused, 33-year-old Sheldon Harris, a car wash operator, were charged jointly with murder, possession of a prohibited weapon, unauthorised possession of ammunition and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
The charges stem from the shooting death of 59-year-old farmer Donnett Lowe, also of a Longville Park address.
Reports from the Clarendon Police are that about 4:45 am, two men, one armed with a gun, visited Lowe at his home and engaged him in a brief conversation. Shortly after, loud explosions were heard, and the police were alerted.
On their arrival, Lowe was seen lying in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was assisted to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Ingram and Harris were arrested and subsequently pointed out during an identification parade later the same day.
Investigators, in pursuit of evidence relative to the murder of Lowe, reportedly led them to Constable Ingram’s home, where an operation was conducted.
A search of the premises was done in the presence of Ingram and 32-year-old customer service representative Shanika Simpson, who also reportedly resided at the address.
The search reportedly resulted in the recovery of several rounds of assorted ammunition among other things. The items were reportedly found in a barrel in their bedroom.
The search yielded:
· One pistol
· Two hundred and sixteen (216) 5.56 rounds
· One 20-gauge cartridge
· Fifteen 12-gauge cartridges
· Forty-seven 9mm rounds
· Twenty-six 7.62 rounds
· Sixty-eight.38 special rounds
· Nine M16 magazines
· One sub-machine gun magazine
· Two pistol magazines
The policeman and his co-accused are scheduled to appear in the May Pen Parish Court on Monday, January 08.