Saturday 4 July, 2020

Two men shot and another stabbed in separate incidents

Three men were left nursing various injuries in three separate incidents; in a roughly a five-mile radius of each other and roughly three hours apart on Wednesday night.

The first, a shooting, occurred around 7:35 p.m at Hinkson Gap, Baxters Road where a young man, later identified as Jahmanie Koby Murray of nearby Rock Gap, and received gunshot injuries to his right foot.

Lawmen say they responded to a report of shots being fired at Hinkson Gap, Baxters Road, and on arrival they found what appeared to be blood spatter in the area. 

According to them, their investigations revealed that the 18-year-old victim was in the area when he saw three unknown men, one armed with a firearm, approaching him from the direction of Baxters Road. As they approached, the man with the firearm fired one shot in the direction of the victim, striking him and causing the injury.  He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention.

Less than an hour and a half later, around 9 p.m., the lawmen were called to the Dayrell’s Road where a 54-year-old employee of Fair Deals Mini Mart was shot.  Police say Charles Perch of Montrose Gardens Christ Church had been outside the Minimart when an unknown masked man approached him, demanding his money. There was a struggle Perch was shot by the man in his left arm and left leg.  He was taken to the QEH by private transport.  The suspect is said to be of brown complexion and at the time, was wearing a green shirt, spoke with a Barbadian (Bajan) accent and had a white piece of cloth covering his face.

Meantime a man is assisting police with their investigation into a stabbing incident in Britton’s Hill St Michael around 10:20 p.m. last night.

Lawmen say they received a report that Kerwin Smith of Reece Road #4, Brittons Hill had been stabbed several times by the suspect while in the area of Dora’s Variety at the same address.  Smith was taken to the hospital by private transport following the incident while the man was taken into custody.

Police have asked anyone who can provide any information that can assist with these investigations into these incidents to contact the Criminal Investigation Department, the Police Emergency hotline, Crime Stoppers or at 1-800 (TIPS) 8477 or any police station.

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