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Two men charged with murder of OCID cop

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2012 | 1:50 PM

Damion Mitchell, Editor - Radio & Online

Detectives of the Major Investigation Task Force (MIT) have charged two men in connection with the September 20 murder of Corporal Warren Campbell.

Campbell, who was assigned to the Organised Crime Investigation was shot dead near his home in Patrick City, St. Andrew while walking with his female companion.

READ: Police corporal murdered in Patrick City

The head of the MIT, Superintendent Michael Phipps says the accused men have been identified as Glaiston Stephenson, otherwise called Tyrone, an illegal taxi operator of 15 Tropical Drive, Horizon Park, St Catherine; and Kemar Hall, otherwise called Garlo, a mechanic of 1 Waterloo Close, Spanish Town, St Catherine.

In the meantime, the search is on for two other men identified only as 'Pawpooh' and Ross.

They have now been listed as persons of interest who should report to the police.

Meanwhile, Phipps says police investigation have uncovered that Hall was shot by the cop during the attack.

READ: Murdered OCID cop had shot attackers

He says after the exchange of gunfire, the accused men went to Spanish Town where they staged a shooting and later went to the Spanish Town Hospital claiming that Hall was injured in that case.

That was when both Hall and Stephenson were arrested.

Phipps also revealed that preliminary forensic results indicate that spent shells found at the murder scene in St Andrew matched those found at the scene of the purported shooting in Spanish Town.

Corporal Campbell was buried on Saturday.

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