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Police refute claims they killed alleged Kingston area leader

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:39 PM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is refuting claims that the police were involved in the fatal shooting of alleged Kingston area leader Valbert Harley otherwise called Waldie.

Thirty-eight-year-old Harley and three others were shot and injured on Mountain View Avenue in Kingston 3 yesterday afternoon.

In a statement, the JCF says around 12:30 Harley and his brother, who are jointly charged in a murder matter, were travelling from the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court in a Honda motorcar along with another man.

They reportedly pulled over along the roadway to make a purchase from a vendor when men travelling in a dark colour motorcar drove up, exited from the vehicle and opened gunfire hitting them and two other persons, including the vendor.

The police say a team was summoned to the scene and the injured men were taken to hospital where Harley was pronounced dead while the others admitted.

The police say Harley is said to be an area leader who operates out of Olympic Gardens, St. Andrew.

According to the police, he is described as the ‘Don of all dons’ as he claimed to be in charge of the entire Kingston and St. Andrew.