Tuesday 20 October, 2020

St. Michael man shot and killed during robbery

A St. Michael man is dead after being shot during a robbery, in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

The incident occurred between Country Park Towers Block #5 and Highrise Block #1, near Country Road, St. Michael.

Police say the 45-year-old victim, identified as Eton Likeyn of Beckles Road, had been sitting in a vehicle having a conversation with another man, identified as 43-year-old Andrew Michael Vanderpool of Apartment 5E, Country Towers, when they were approached and surprised by a masked man brandishing a gun.

According to lawmen, the men were both ordered out of the vehicle and robbed of their monies and valuables. During the ordeal, it understood that a gunshot was heard, and Likeyn fell to the ground.  The culprit fled the scene by foot. Vanderpool was unhurt.

When police arrived at the scene, the injured man was lifeless but Ambulance Service Personnel were summoned, and they confirmed there were no signs of life.

Investigations into this latest gun-related murder are continuing.


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