Wanted man turns himself in, slapped with gun charges

ST ANN, Jamaica – A 29-year-old man who was reportedly listed as wanted by the St Ann’s Bay police was slapped with gun charges after turning himself in on Wednesday.

He is Javon Simpson, a lifeguard of Salt Spring, Montego Bay, St James. Simpson is charged with wounding with intent, possession of a prohibited weapon, using a prohibited weapon to commit a felony and unauthorised possession of ammunition.

Reports are that about 9:30 pm, Simpson and a group of men were travelling in a Toyota Axio motor car which came to a stop where a man was.

Simpson alighted from the motor vehicle and fired several shots hitting the man several times.

The police were alerted and the man was taken to hospital for treatment.

During the investigation, Simpson was listed as wanted.

He subsequently handed himself over to the police after he was published as being wanted.

Simpson was charged after he underwent a question and answer session in the presence of his attorney.

His accomplices are being sought by the police.

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