$500,000 reward offered for info on killers of Clarendon four
Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams has announced a $500,000 reward for anyone with information on the perpetrators of last night's quadruple killing in Hayes, Clarendon.
Thirty-five-year-old Marquis Hamilton an accounting clerk at the Sugar Company of Jamaica and the three male students were shot in the head as they lay face down.
The police have identified the students as 14-year-old Raymond Givans of the Vere Technical High School; Ricardo Briscoe, also 14 years old, of Garvey Maceo; and 16-year-old Alex Turner of Central High.
Williams says he is extremely concerned about recent incidents of violence against children.
The police commissioner is seeking to assure the people of Hayes that they will bring to justice the killers of the four.
Two suspects are in police custody at this hour.
However, their identities have not been released.
Amid the grief in the terrified southern Clarendon community, the police commissioner sought to console the relatives of the deceased today.
The police have suggested that the man and the students may have been killed after a robbery attempt.
According to the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, about nine o’clock last night the three boys were walking in the Monymusk Housing Scheme when they were pounced upon by two armed men.
The gunmen reportedly forced the boys onto the premises of the deceased adult.
The police say the assailants began making demands and when their demands were not met, they opened fire killing all four persons.
The gunmen then escaped.
A relative said the boys were coming from the gym and had stopped outside the house, where they were killed, to access the Internet.
Meanwhile, the Police High Command says the police will continue to maintain a high presence in major towns, business districts and communities in an effort to maintain law and order and ensure public safety.
- Shanique Samuels contributed to this story