Sun | Sep 24, 2017

Police reveal plans to stem St James blood-letting

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 9:16 PM
Commanding officer for the Area One Police, Assistant Commissioner Warren Clarke says a series of curfews have been imposed in Glendevon and Paradise Rowe, two of the communities affected by the upsurge in violence.

The Area One Police today revealed that a number of measures have been put in place to stem the blood-letting across St James.

Commanding officer for the Area One Police, Assistant Commissioner Warren Clarke says the two main suspects who were taken into custody yesterday will be charged early next week with murder and shooting with intent.

Police statistics obtained by The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre show that 192 persons have been killed in St James since the start of the year, placing the parish on the brink of recording 200 murders for a second straight year.

The latest victims are 35-year-old Robert James and Kemoy Nelson, who were killed in a drive-by shooting in Mount Salem last night.

ACP Clarke says in addition to the increased deployment in the 25 hotspots in the parish, the police have increased their presence in the town centre and across the communities of West Gate, Iron Shore and Fairview.

He says a series of curfews have been imposed in Glendevon and Paradise Rowe, two of the communities affected by the upsurge in violence.