Vendor charged for robbery after going to hospital with gunshot injury

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica-- A jerk chicken vendor was arrested and charged in connection with a robbery in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, after he turned up at hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday, April 6.

Charged is 33-year-old Shawn Reid otherwise called ‘Romaine’ of Newport District in Manchester.

Reid has been charged with robbery with aggravation, possession of an illegal weapon and using an illegal weapon to commit an offence.

Reports from the Santa Cruz Police are that about 7:55 am, Reid and three other men held up and robbed a man of his licensed firearm. They then attempted to rob a supermarket. They made their demands and when they were not met, Reid proceeded to hit the complainant multiple times in his face.

Later that same day, Reid turned up at hospital with a gunshot wound. The police were summoned and upon their arrival, it was discovered that Reid accidentally shot himself. He was treated and released to the police.

Reid was positively identified after an identification parade on Thursday, April 27.

His court date is being finalised.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Which long-term investment option is more attractive to you at the moment?