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20-y-o 'Mopp' charged for killing man in August Town

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 11:01 AM

The police have charged a 20-year-old man in connection to a killing that occurred in August Town, eastern St Andrew in October last year.

He is Federico McLean, otherwise called ‘Feather’, ‘Fedo’ and ‘Mopp’, of Beaumont Road in August Town, Kingston 7.

He was arrested during a joint police/military operation in the community on Saturday, January 12.

The charges include murder, conspiracy to murder, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

McLean is suspected to be involved in the October 26 killing of 39-year-old Damion Ball, otherwise called ‘Dog Face’, of Goldsmith Villa in August Town.

Ball was found lying along Princess Alice Drive with several gunshot wounds.

McLean is scheduled to appear in the St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, January 28 to answer the charges.

In the meantime, head of the Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB), Senior Superintendent of Police McArthur Sutherland is seeking to reassure residents of August Town: “The Criminal Investigation Branch is actively pursuing all the investigative leads that have emerged; the investigators are determined to have other suspects arrested."

He continued: “We continue to expand operational and investigative efforts in an effort to cauterise rivalry amongst criminal gangs in the space. The efforts also seek to degrade and dismantle the existing criminal gang structures in a sustainable manner to enable citizens to move about in a safer environment.”

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