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Men wanted for the murder of Kingston cop held in Manchester, St Andrew

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM
Constable Barrett, who was attached to the Kingston Western Division was shot dead in the vicinity of Wellington Street, Kingston about 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21.

The two men wanted for the murder of 23-year-old police constable Lynden Barrett have been held in separate operations in Silent Hill, Manchester and Belvedere Road, Red Hills, St Andrew.

Horation Livine, otherwise called ‘Ratio’, of Dread Lane, Denham Town, Kingston 14 was held in the rural Manchester community of Silent Hill during a police operation on Tuesday and one day later, his accomplice, Gratiano Green, alias 'Beh Beh’, of Regent Street and Tulip Lane in Denham Town, Kingston 14 was held in Belvedere.

Constable Barrett, who was attached to the Kingston Western Division was shot dead in the vicinity of Wellington Street, Kingston about 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21.

Residents had claimed that Barrett was was killed by his colleagues or that the police were involved in his killing, however investigators say evidence supports that Livine and Green are responsible.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ealan Powell, head of the Criminal Investigations Branch is reminding persons who attack the Police that they will be hunted and brought to justice.

He is also imploring wanted men not to engage the police when confronted but to surrender peacefully.

Friends and family members of wanted persons are being warned that they stand to face prosecution if they are found offering them a safe haven, as it is a criminal offence to harbour a fugitive.