Man shot to death while trying to quell dispute, one in custody

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— A 53-year-old St Catherine man is set to face several charges, including murder, after he allegedly shot and killed a man who tried to intervene in a dispute on Wednesday, January 18.

Conran Johnson otherwise called ‘Con’, of Mount Rosser district in Ewarton, St Catherine has been charged with murder, assault at common-law, possession of illegal firearm, possession of firearm with intent to injure, using a firearm to commit a felony and possession of illegal ammunition.

Reports are that about 3:40 am, the now deceased, Clayton Turner, intervened in a dispute between Johnson and a female companion. He was reportedly shot dead by Johnson, who also pointed the firearm at the woman before fleeing the area.

The police were summoned and Turner was pronounced dead at hospital.

Johnson subsequently turned himself in to the police and was charged.

His court date is being finalised.

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