19-y-o St Catherine man facing murder, gun related charges

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Detectives assigned to the Spanish Town Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) arrested and charged a man in connection with the murder of 52-year-old Andrea Mitchell Young, of Mansfield Avenue, Homestead in St Catherine and the injuring of two men at their home on Monday, April 11.

Charged is 19-year-old Eric Gordon, of Streebor Avenue, Homestead in St Catherine. He has been charged with murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and two counts of wounding with intent.

Reports are that about 3:00 am, Gordon and two other men all armed with firearms went to the home of the victims, kicked open the front door of their house and opened gunfire hitting all three people. The men then made their escape in the area. They victims were assisted to hospital by residents, where Young was pronounced dead and the others treated and released.

On Monday, May 9, 2022 Gordon was accosted by the police and placed in custody. He was later identified by an eyewitness and charged after a question and answer session in the presence of his attorney.

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