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UPDATE: Man attempting to claim motorbike seized near Coke shooting scene detained by police

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 12:18 PM

The Greater Portmore Police have detained a man in connection with the shooting of Leighton 'Livity' Coke yesterday morning in Hellshire, St Catherine.

Head of Operations at the Greater Portmore Police, Superintendent Leighton Gray, told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning that the man was detained yesterday when he turned up at the police station to claim a motorbike that was seized by the police in Hellshire following the shooting incident.


Head of Operations at the Greater Portmore Police Division, Superintendent Leighton Gray

Superintendent Gray says it is suspected that the bike was being driven by one of the gunmen who attacked Coke, but was left behind during the confrontation.

READ: Hellshire ambush

He says the man, whose identity is being withheld at this time, is from the west Kingston area.

He is still being questioned.

Meanwhile, the security forces remain on guard in west Kingston as investigations intensify into the shooting of Livity, who is the brother of drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

Livity was ambushed and shot several times early Sunday morning at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine.

Hours after the shooting, police and soldiers took up positions at the hospital where doctors treated ‘Livity’ for gunshot wounds to the right side of his chest and left hand.

A woman who was travelling with him at the time was also shot multiple times. 

Both Livity and the woman are still in hospital.

NOTE: In an earlier version of this story, the police had referred to the man who was detained as a suspect. However, the police no say the man is not being regarded as a suspect.