Man marked for death killed in St Elizabeth

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Police are probing the murder of a man who they say was marked for death by a gang in the Spring Park community near Black River on Saturday.

Police named the deceased as 30-year-old Chadwick Whyte, a resident and labourer of Spring Park.

A police report said about 9:15 am Whyte was shot dead by gunmen travelling on a motorcycle.

Head of the St Elizabeth police Superintendent Dwight Daley said Whyte was on bail for charges of murder, illegal possession of firearm and assault at common law.

“He was appearing before the St Elizabeth Circuit Court,” said Daley.

The police chief added that Whyte was warned to leave Spring Park.

“Based on police intelligence he was advised to leave his community as he was marked for death by members of the Speculation Gang,” said Daley.

“He however returned to the community this morning without the knowledge of the police, whilst there he was killed,” added Daley.

This latest murder follows the May 13 shooting of five people at a bar in Spring Park.

READ: Intra-gang conflict behind St Elizabeth double murder, say police

Kasey Williams

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