Murder/suicide in St Catherine Jamaica


The St Catherine North police are probing a suspected case of murder/suicide after a security guard is alleged to have shot his girlfriend and then killed himself in Linstead, St Catherine.

The dead man has been identified as Sidney Brown, 36, from Linstead. Up to late last night police did not release the woman’s name.

It is reported that about 6:15 p.m. the female was on Royal Plaza talking to another male. She was approached by an enraged Brown who, after a brief argument, pulled his licensed firearm and shot the woman, who is also his child’s mother, on her upper body. He then shot himself. Both died on the spot.

Up to late yesterday police were still on the scene conducting investigations and gathering information. The police’s Corporate Communication Unit has confirmed the incident.

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