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Dudus' son shot, councillor among two others injured in West Kingston

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 3:03 PM
A policeman walking at the crime scene where the son of extradited crime lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was shot and two other people injured today - Patrick Planter photo.

Livern Barrett, Sherine Williams - Gleaner Writers

Michael Christopher Coke, the son of imprisoned Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is now hospitalised with a gunshot wound to his upper body, law enforcement sources have reported.

Dudus' sister Sandy Coke and Donovan Samuels, the councillor for the Tivoli Gardens were injured in a reported melee that ensued.

According to police sources, the younger Coke, more popularly known as 'Titty Man' was shot and his aunt and Samuels injured in the west Kingston community of Denham Town.

One law enforcement source, says tension is now high in the western end of the capital Kingston following Titty Man's shooting.

Head of the West Kingston Police, Superintendent Howard Chambers says a group of Jamaica Labour Party supporters including young Coke was gathered at a plaza after nomination activities when shots rang out.

It was later discovered that three people had been injured.


Head of West Kingston police, SSP Howard Chambers

He says police personnel who were patrolling the area heard the explosion and were fired at by the armed men when they responded.

Superintendent Chambers says the police and military have increased their presence in the area and are planning a curfew for tonight.