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Jamaica: Murder suspect on bail shot dead

The St Ann police say they are closing in on a suspect who shot and killed a man in Philadelphia district on Saturday. 

The police revealed that the deceased was a suspect in the murder of a Chinese businessman in the parish over three years ago.

Leabert Piper, a vendor, was shot and killed on Saturday sometime after 6 p.m. in his community.

Reports are that residents heard explosions coming from a section of the community and summoned the police who, upon arrival, found Piper lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the upper body. 

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

Piper, along with four other suspects, was charged with murder following the shooting death of a Chinese businessman in Brown’s Town in February 2018.

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