Jamaica: Woman killed in dispute over garbage

A dispute over the dumping of garbage led to the murder of a 19-year-old woman and the wounding of another in the rural community of Carlton Mountain, near Claremont in St Ann, on Tuesday.

The police are now seeking a security guard for questioning in relation to the incident.

According to the police, persons in the community had a domestic issue that escalated into a quarrel when the guard allegedly left the area and returned with a firearm.

He allegedly fired several shots, which hit two persons, one of whom was pronounced dead at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital.

The other person was treated and remains in a stable condition.

The St Ann police have appealed for Leroy Martin, who it is believed will offer assistance to their investigation, to turn himself in, said Deputy Superintendent Kevin Francis, who is in charge of operations.


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