Gareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer
The life of a female supervisor at a popular supermarket in Port Antonio, Portland, was snuffed out by her male companion in what is believed to be a murder and attempted suicide.
Dead is 22-year-old Jessica King of a Mill Bank address in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland, while her boyfriend, a policeman, is nursing gunshot wounds at hospital.
The policeman has been identified as Detective Constable Lincoln McKoy.
Up to last night, a forensics team was still collecting evidence from the crime scene near the entry gate leading to the state-of-the-art Errol Flynn Marina.
The incident took place shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, and, according to an eyewitness, the woman was shot four times by the cop, who then turned the gun on himself, firing three more shots.
The two were reportedly involved in a relationship but, according to a relative of King, the couple had been going through a troubled phase for some time and King had reportedly left the house and was staying elsewhere.
According to the relative, King received a phone call on Wednesday from her boyfriend, who requested to see her.
It was during a visit to the marina, probably to meet with her boyfriend, that King was shot to death in daylight, while four persons seated in a nearby gazebo looked on in shock.