Mechanic shot dead in St James

ST JAMES, Jamaica— A 27-year-old mechanic was reportedly shot dead in St James on Tuesday, a few hours before the end of the state of public emergency which was declared in the parish.

The deceased has been identified as Tasmoy Grey, otherwise called ‘Tommo’, of Purlene Stream, Orange district, in St James.

Reports from the Mount Salem Police are that about 9:50 am, residents heard explosions in the area and summoned the lawmen. On their arrival, Grey was seen face down on the roadway with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.

He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared states of public emergency (SOEs), on November 15 in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew, Westmorland, Hanover, St James, St Catherine and Clarendon. The SOEs lasted for 14 days.

READ: PM declares States of Emergency in several parishes

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