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Cops face murder charges - Ballistics confirm businessman killed with gun recovered from police car

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter
Llewellyn

Two of the three policemen implicated in the shooting death of a businessman at a party in Chedwin Park, St Catherine, last month are to face criminal charges.

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn ruled yesterday that Corporals Kurt Fraser and Ramone Scott be charged with murder, manslaughter, shooting with intent, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Scott will also be slapped with an additional charge of illegal possession of firearm.

The charges stem from the April 28 shooting of Sheldon ‘Junior Biggs’ Daley and the ensuing wild, high-speed chase and gun battle, ending in a section of Spanish Town.

According to reports, an off-duty policeman who witnessed the shooting at the party challenged the three men, unaware that they were his colleagues.

Car chase

The three cops reportedly fled the scene in a police-issued Nissan motor car and were chased by the off-duty cop through the streets of the Old Capital.

The Nissan motor car later collided with a vehicle being driven by Kevron Burrell, a visitor to the island, at the intersection of Brunswick Avenue and Job Lane.

When the dust settled, police Corporal Rohan Williams, one of the three cops implicated in Daley’s killing, and Burrell were pronounced dead. Their post-mortem reports indicate that they died from blunt-force trauma.

Investigators reportedly removed five firearms from the vehicle in which the three cops were travelling. They also found a logbook, five licence plates, and blue flashing lights used by the police during emergency responses.

The Gleaner has been informed that ballistic tests have confirmed a match between bullet fragments taken from Daley’s body and a gun removed from the car.

Scott and Fraser, who are in police custody, will appear in the Home Circuit Court on Monday.

livern.barrett@gleanerjm.com