Suspected hitman charged with several counts of murder

By Hanan Redwan Published on September 03, 2021
Suspected hitman charged with several counts of murder

Twenty-year-old Ethan Thompson, a labourer of Walker's Avenue in Gregory Park in Portmore, St Catherine, is alleged to be among a group of men who opened gunfire on Friday, January 15, 2021, killing three others.

The deceased has been identified as Jermaine Lawson, otherwise called 'Flash; Mark Nation, otherwise called 'Cool Face' and Anthony Barnett, otherwise called 'Little T'.

It happened on Lincoln Avenue and Rousseau Crescent, Kingston 5.

On Sunday, the police received information that Thompson had been shot and was admitted to a hospital.

Thompson had, however, given his first name as Andre.

He was placed under police guard.

After being discharged, Thompson was pointed out at an identification parade and later interviewed and charged with three counts of murder and illegal firearm possession.

He is to appear before the St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday, September 16.

Kingston Western detectives have also charged Thompson with murder and illegal possession of a firearm for the May 26, 2021 shooting death of Patrick Dixon on Lincoln Road, Kingston.

Dixon was standing on the roadway when armed men alighted from a motor car and opened gunfire, hitting him.

His court date for this matter is not yet finalised.

Detectives from several police divisions are now coordinating and probing multiple killings as Thompson is suspected of having committed other crimes.

Hanan Redwan

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