Teens charged for cop, cabbie death in Central Village
Investigators arrive at the crime scene in Central Village where police corporal Delwin Jackson was shot dead. (File photo)

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Two 19-year-old men were Monday charged in connection with last year’s gruesome killing of a policeman and a taxi driver in Central Village, St Catherine.

Corporal Delwin Jackson, who was assigned to the Glengoffe Police Station in the St Catherine North Division, and Kenroy Chandler, were attacked and shot dead by gunmen on Honey Lane in Big Lane, St Catherine.

The cop was robbed of his firearm and an undetermined sum of cash by his killers.

READ: Cop killing mystery

Charged with two counts of murder, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, are Andre Martin, a pig farmer, and Daniel Gillespie otherwise called Ras, a labourer.

Both men are from Big Lane in Central Village. They were charged by detectives from the Major Investigations Division. The police said they are searching for at least one other man in connection with the incident.

On August 18 last year, residents reported hearing explosions sometime after 7 pm and called the police. On the arrival of the lawmen, Corporal Jackson was seen lying on the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at hospital. A grey Nissan Tiida motor car, with the engine running, was found at the scene.

The area was canvassed and while the scene was being processed by cops, the body of Chandler, who was from West Prospect district in Bog Walk, St Catherine was found in bushes with gunshot wounds.

It's reported that Corporal Jackson was in the area on personal business, allegedly to purchase a Mark X motor vehicle when he was shot.

DAVID DUNKLEY , Observer Online writer

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