|Mark Williams, 16 y-o Cornwall College Student Murdered|
BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter Thursday, January 11, 2018
MONTEGO BAY, St James - UP to late yesterday evening, members of the Crime Investigation Branch were interviewing a man taken into custody in connection with Tuesday night's grisly murder of promising Cornwall College student Mark Williams.
Reports are that about 9:20 pm, gunmen ambushed the student's stepfather, a police corporal, at the intersection of Tucker and Meadows of Irwin roads, and sprayed bullets on the motor vehicle, he drove to pick up the 16-year-old student.
|Acting principal at Cornwall College |
Lecia Allen (right) consoles a student
at the school yesterday.
(Photos: Philp Lemonte)
The student, who was returning from a bible class in John's Hall, St James, had just got off a taxi and was heading towards the vehicle when the shooting started. He started to retreat, but a bullet reportedly caught him in the chest.
The teenager was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The gunmen reportedly fled after the cop returned the gunfire.
According to a highly placed investigator, the cop, who is a witness in a murder case, had been receiving death threats in recent times.
An impeccable Jamaica Observer West source disclosed that they are probing to determine whether the ambush was a result of the matter in which their colleague is a witness. more