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Two men detained in connection with murder of Cornwall College student

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 10:46 AM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Two men who were on bail for murder are now in custody in connecting with the shooting death of Cornwall College student Mark Williams, law enforcement sources have revealed.

According to reports, the men were apprehended in St James early Wednesday morning.

They are to be questioned by detectives later today.

Senior Superintendent Wilfred Campbell, who heads the St James Police, confirmed that investigators "are questioning a number of persons".

"We are questioning some people we believe can assist us, but I can't validate anything else," Campbell told The Gleaner.

Williams, the 16-year-old step son of a police corporal, was shot dead along the Meadows of Irwin main road in St James shortly after leaving Bible study on Tuesday night.

The police report that he was about to get into his step father's car when armed men jumped out of nearby bushes and opened fire.

The policeman took evasive action and returned the fire, and the men fled.

Williams was later found with a bullet wound to chest and died while undergoing treatment at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

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