KINGSTON, Jamaica – The boyfriend of a 17-year-old mother of a two-month-old baby is one of two people named as persons of interest in her shooting death Sunday night.
The man has been identified as Eric Murdock, otherwise called ‘Brando’, who is also the father of the victim’s child. His uncle, Tevin Cross, is also being sought by the police.
Devanese Nelson, otherwise known as ‘Pinky’, a student from North Street, Kingston, was shot dead at her child’s father’s home in Denham Town on Sunday night. Her baby had been admitted to hospital prior to her death, OBSERVER ONLINE understands.
Police said Murdock and his uncle, both from Kings Heights, Water Street, Kingston 14, are being asked to turn themselves in to the Denham Town police immediately.
The police said residents reported hearing explosions and summoned members of the security forces. Upon arrival of the police, a joint search of the area was conducted with the military during which they were alerted to the apartment in Kings Heights.
The joint team upon entering the premises saw the door to the apartment ajar and made entry inside.
Upon entering, the team saw Nelson’s body laying on its side in a pool of blood. The body had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the left side of the face.
Nelson was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where she was confirmed dead.