Murder in the square

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Damian Buchanan

Crime-fighters in Hanover are probing the shooting death of 25-year-old Damian Buchanan, otherwise called ‘Cheetos’ of Camp, Hopewell, in the parish, who was shot and killed by a gunman on Sunday, February 9.

Reports from the Lucea police are that about 10:25 p.m., Buchanan was among a group of people in Hopewell Square when a gunman approached and shot him in the back.

The shooting sent people scampering for cover, as the gunman escaped on foot.

Buchanan was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

MURDER SUSPECT KILLED

Meanwhile, murder is now on the uptick in the parish of Trelawny with the tally now at five since the start of the year, as a man who was fingered by the police as a suspect in the shooting death of 68-year-old taxi operator, Kirk Senior of Kettering district last Wednesday, was himself shot and killed by armed men on Saturday.

The victim is 20-year-old Demario Griffiths, otherwise called ‘Biggie’, of Red Ground, Duncan’s in the parish.

The Duncan’s police report that about 6:20 p.m., Griffiths and his twin brother were at home when armed men entered the house and fired several shots at Griffiths, who was in the kitchen at the time. He was hit multiple times and ran to a room where he collapsed. His brother managed to escape unhurt.

 The Police were summoned and on arrival, Griffiths was found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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