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JUST IN: 19-year-old charged in Westmoreland quadruple killing, hunt on for two cronies

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 7:59 PM

The police have charged a 19-year-old man in connection with the July 12 killing of a schoolboy and three other people in Westmoreland.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell, who heads the Criminal Investigation Branch, says Jevaughn Flemming was today charged with four counts of murder and one count of illegal possession of a firearm.

ACP Powell says the police are also seeking to charge Flemming under the Criminal Justice Suppression of Criminal Organisation Act commonly called the anti-gang law.

The senior policeman says the accused man is expected to make his first court appearance "early next week".

In the meantime, Powell says the police are on the hunt for Flemming's two accomplices.

Flemming surrendered to the police on July 13, a day after the incident that shocked residents of Whithorn.

Fourteen year-old year-old Shawn Clayton, 20-year-old Romario Drummond, 22-year-old Theodore Tennant and 16- year- old Demar Doeman were shot while playing a video game at a shop.

The police believe that lottery scamming and a year-long gang feud were motives for the shooting.