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Licensed firearm holder killed in St James

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:59 PM

A licensed firearm holder yesterday became the third person reported killed in St James since the start of the year after he was shot several times by unknown assailants.

He has been identified as Ricardo Hewitt, who resided in the community of Granville.

Police investigators believe his killers also stole his firearm. 

Despite a year-long state of public emergency across the parish, St James recorded 101 murders last year.

However, this was 70 per cent or 239 less than the 341 murders recorded across the parish in 2017.

The Freeport Police report that about 4p.m. on Friday a group of motorists drove to a section of Fisherman's Beach to purchase fish.

It’s reported that moments later one of them noticed a man, slumped and motionless, sitting around the steering wheel of a silver Nissan motorcar.

The police were called and their initial investigation revealed that Hewitt, who was still wearing his seatbelt, had multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Hopeton Buckner

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