16-year-old suspect held in connection with Promoter’s murder

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The quick response of the St Catherine South Police led to the arrest of a 16-year-old suspect and the seizure of a firearm less than an hour after the murder of 43-year-old promoter, Rohan Martin, otherwise called ‘Roger’, at McPherson Drive, Old Braeton in Portmore, St Catherine on Friday, March 5.

Reports from the Portmore Police are that about 2:30 p.m., Martin was attending a funeral service at a church when a Nissan Latio motor car drove up. Three males—one of them the teenaged suspect—reportedly exited the motor car, shot Martin several times and then fled the scene in the car. A Police team that was at the location to enforce aspects of the Disaster Risk Management Act saw what unfolded and pursued the gunmen.

The lawmen intercepted the motor car in the Greater Portmore area. Two of the men escaped, but the teen was held and a Springfield 9mm pistol and a magazine containing one round were seized.

The search for the other two men continues.