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Two Kingston men charged with firearm-related offences

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have charged two Kingston residents with firearm-related offences following their alleged involvement in separate altercations.

The two men have been identified as 29-year-old Jahborie Brown of Trevota Road, Kingston 2 and 23-year-old Jevon Atoms of National Heroes Circle, Kingston 4.

Brown is accused of using a firearm to hit a man on the forehead during an altercation in Pleasant Heights, Harbour View on Monday, November 11.

The police said they responded to the incident about 7:55 am and when Brown was searched, he was found in possession of 9mm pistol with a magazine containing five 9mm rounds of ammunition.

He is scheduled to appear before the Corporate Area Gun Court on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the police said Atoms, who has been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and shooting with intent, is awaiting a court date.

It is said that Atoms shot a man with whom he had an altercation on Sarah Street, Kingston 4 on Wednesday, October 30.

The police were alerted and the injured man was taken to the hospital where he was admitted for treatment.

Following the shooting incident, an investigation was launched and Atoms was arrested yesterday and placed before an identification parade where he was pointed out by the complainant, the police said.


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