Arnett Gardens hero arrested by police, faces murder charge
Police 'Wanted Wednesdays' photo of Kemar 'Doggy' Campbell

KINGSTON, Jamaica— A man hailed as a hero for saving the life of a Jamaica Public Service (JPS) contractor in Arnett Gardens in February, is now in custody after he was listed as wanted by the police.

Kemar ‘Doggy’ Campbell turned himself over to police in the company of his lawyer on Thursday after he was featured in the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Wanted Wednesdays.

Head of the Kingston Western division, Senior Superintendent Michael Phipps, said Campbell, who was being sought concerning a June 29, 2002 murder in his community, will be charged.

“He is being interviewed after which a warrant will be executed on him and formal charges to be laid,” SSP Phipps told OBSERVER ONLINE.

Campbell, 26, a shopkeeper/upholsterer from Phase 7 in Arnett Garden, Kingston 12, is being questioned in connection with the death of Clayton Bryan, 33, from Woodrow Street, also in Kingston 12. Bryan was killed along Eighth Street in Arnett Gardens.

It was reported that about 9:50 pm, police on mobile patrol in the area heard loud explosions sounding like gunshots and went to investigate.

There, they saw a man on the road with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the upper body and a yellow and black CG 150 motorcycle lying beside him.

He was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital by the police where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Five spent casings were found at the scene.

High-level investigations led the police to Campbell, who was named as wanted.

In February Campbell became somewhat of a local hero after he, without any regard for his own life, climbed a JPS utility police and rescued a technician who was electrocuted and hanging from the pole.

The incident drew nationwide attention and Campbell was commended from every angle especially since he had no prior experience or training in dealing with such a situation.

David Dunkley

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