Westmoreland wanted man charged with murder
Theodore 'Peckus' Reid

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica - A man who was on the police’s wanted list and surrendered himself to lawmen on Sunday, has been charged with murder.

Theodore Reid, popularly known as ‘Peckus’, was featured on the police’s ‘Wanted Wednesday’ campaign on July 1.

Reid, who hails from Ancho district of Whithorn in Westmoreland, surrendered to the police accompanied by his attorney on July 3.

He was subsequently charged with the murder of 23-year-old Derron Gayle.

According to a report from the Constabulary’s communications unit, Gayle, a window maker from the parish, was shot dead by an unknown assailant on the Whithorn main road on Friday, June 24.

Reports from the Whithorn police are that about 9:20 pm, Gayle was among a group of people at a wake when he was pounced upon by a lone gunman who opened fire hitting him.

The police were alerted.

Gayle was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The other persons escaped unhurt.

- Kimberley Peddie

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