Mother of slain man happy person of interest surrendered
Doreen Kerr-Gayle- mother of the deceased Derron Gayle.

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The mother of a young man who was killed while attending a wake is happy that a man named as a person of interest in the case has turned himself in to the police.

“Mi thank God fi justice, this kinda mek mi feel likkle bit better, but this cyah bring back mi son,” Doreen Kerr-Gayle told OBSERVER ONLINE.

Her son, 23-year-old Derron Gayle was shot and killed in Ancho district, Whithorn in Westmoreland on June 24.

READ: Man gunned down at wake in Westmoreland

A man, who is from the same community, surrendered to the police Sunday afternoon after being featured on the police’s ‘Wanted Wednesday’ campaign on social media.

According to a police source, he turned himself in about 5:00 pm. He was accompanied by his attorney.

“He will be charged soon,” the police source disclosed.

Gayle’s mother said her son was an innocent victim.

“Right yah now every time mi look at mi son [picture] mi know to God him nuh duh nutten. Mi know to God him and [the man who surrendered] nuh inna nutten,” the distraught woman said.

- Kimberley Peddie

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