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Second suspect in JUTC driver killing held

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 1:17 PM

A second man has been held by the police in connection with the killing of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver, Albert Barnes.

The police say the 18-year-old man was accosted in an operation in Bedward Gardens, August Town, St Andrew this morning.

According to the police, a point 38 pistol was recovered in the operation.

It is believed that the gun is the murder weapon.

The first male suspect remains in police custody.

He was handed over to the police on Thursday by his mother.

He is believed to be the main suspect in the case.

The 51-year-old JUTC bus driver was shot dead in the August Town community last week Tuesday.

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