Man suspected of killing police constable charged
Police Constable Jermaine Brown

KINGSTON A, Jamaica – Detectives assigned to the Major Investigations Division who have been probing the murder of one of their colleagues, Constable Jermaine Brown, made a breakthrough on Friday, with the preferring of formal charges against one of the suspects.

Charged is 19-year-old Giovanni Findlay, otherwise called ‘Jo Jo’, of Paul Mountain district, Kitson Town in St Catherine and Pelican district, Discovery Bay in St Ann.

In addition to murder, Findlay will also answer to the charge of illegal possession of firearm.

According to detectives, Findlay surfaced as a suspect in the case during several days of intense investigative work that followed the murder of Constable Brown on July 19.

Findlay, who was on bail for a previous offence, was apprehended on Friday, July 29, when he appeared before the court. Findlay was charged for the murder lf the policeman on Thursday, August 4, after he was positively pointed out on an identification parade.

His court date is being finalised.

Constable Brown, who was 31 years old, was brutally shot to death in Johnson Pen, Spanish Town in St Catherine. Brown reportedly went to the community in his private motor car about 4:50 pm, when gunmen attacked him and shot him several times.

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