Man shot dead just before SOE lifted in Denham Town

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

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Hours before the state of public emergency (SOE) ended in the Kingston Western Division a man was murdered on Bread Lane in Denham Town.

The deceased, 26-year-old Adam Clarke, otherwise called Bigger of a Water Lane address, was shot.

The Constabulary's Corporate Communication Unit told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that the police were summoned approximately 9:20 pm by residents who heard explosions.

Clarke was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Superintendent Steve Brown told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that the names of some individuals, who were in custody since the SOE was declared in the community on September 23 and were released Monday, are now being called in connection with the murder.

“We know them and we know who they are and we are going after them. We are going to take them back into custody. As a matter of fact, we have strong leads where that is concerned,” Brown said.

Despite the termination of the SOE, Brown said the resources have not left the community and the police will not allow gangsters to take over the area.

In accordance with the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) Special Security and Community Development Measures Act, a 72-hour curfew was imposed at 6:00 am Tuesday .

The curfew will remain in effect until 6:00 am on Friday, January 11.

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

NORTH: Along Race Course Lane (Blount Street) from the intersection of Little King Street travelling to the fence line forming the western periphery of the Golden Heights Housing Development; also annexing the northern and eastern sections of the said development, travelling south along the paved gully and continuing to the intersection of Williams Street and Upper Rose Lane.

EAST: Along Rose Lane from the intersection of William Street continuing south along Rose Lane to the intersection of Beeston Street and Rose Lane.

SOUTH: Along Beeston Street from Rose Lane continuing west along Beeston Street to the intersection of Spanish Town Road and southwest along Spanish Town Road to Little King Street (excluding Denham Town High School and Denham Town Police Station).

WEST: Along Little King Street from Spanish Town Road to the intersection of Race Course Lane (Blount Street).

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