Suspect held for killing of CHEC employee

ST THOMAS, Jamaica – Police say they have held a suspect in connection with last month’s shooting death of a China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) employee.

Rohan Hayles, 44, from Albion Heights in Yallahs, St Thomas, was shot dead by gunmen while ordering at a cook shop near his workplace at Ten Miles, Bull Bay in the parish.

The suspect was picked up recently as the cops continued their probe.

“He is in custody, he is to face an identification parade,” Commanding Officer for the St Thomas Police Division, Allison Byfield, told OBSERVER ONLINE on Monday.

It was reported that about 1:30 pm, Hayles, who doubled as a construction worker and a security guard with the company, went into the corner shop along the roadway.

While he was in the process of ordering goods, he was pounced upon by gunmen who opened fire hitting him.

The gunmen fled after they were challenged by a licensed firearm holder. The police were alerted, and Hayles was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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