Double mur­der rocks Mon­tego Bay

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - HOPETON BUCKNOR STAR Writer

Heav­ily armed men struck in broad day­light in Mon­tego Bay, St James, on Thurs­day, killing two men, and in the process pushed the num­ber of mur­ders in the parish since the start of the year to 50.

The in­ci­dent took place along Claude Clarke Av­enue. Both vic­tims, 34-year-old Ke­mar Hal­stead, of Hu­gar Lane in Nor­wood, St James, and 35-year-old Michael An­thony Hill, of Old Har­bour in St Cather­ine, but was stay­ing at a lo­ca­tion in Re­tire­ment dis­trict in St James, had just left the Ex­am­i­na­tion De­pot in Flankers when they were shot.

Hill would have cel­e­brated his birth­day this Friday.

Re­ports by the po­lice are that Hill and Hal­stead had just con­ducted busi­ness and were trav­el­ling in a Toy­ota Corolla mo­tor car on their way to down­town Mon­tego Bay when a mo­tor ve­hi­cle with sev­eral men on board blocked their path. The men, armed with high-pow­ered weapons, alighted from their ve­hi­cle and opened fire on Hill and Hal­stead, who were killed on the spot. The gun­men es­caped in the wait­ing mo­tor car.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors re­cov­ered more than 60 spent shells from the scene.


The bul­let-rid­dled Toy­ota Corolla mo­tor car in which Ke­mar Hal­stead and Michael An­thony Hill were trav­el­ling on Thurs­day.

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