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Police say main suspect in JUTC driver killing was handed over to cops by his mother

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2016 | 7:34 PM

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that the main suspect in the killing of a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver was handed over to the police by his mother.

Police investigators say the woman turned up at the August Town Police Station with her son on Thursday.

It reportedly came after she was informed by investigators of her son’s alleged involvement in the shooting death of 51-year-old bus driver Albert Barnes in the August Town community on Tuesday.

The suspect was later transferred to the Half-Tree Police Station.

The police report that Barnes was shot once in the chest 13 seconds after two armed men boarded the No. 72 bus he was operating.

A video recording of the killing was captured by the internal camera system installed on the bus and has since been turned over to the police.