Double murder in Clarendon

June 30, 2022
Forensic investigator working at a crime scene

The Clarendon Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two men in separate incidents in the parish yesterday. 

In the first incident, a forty-one-year-old fisherman identified as Demeon Elliott, otherwise called ‘Fro Fro’, of Darrett Street in Milk River was shot dead by unknown assailants at his home.

Reports from the May Pen Police are that about 12:10 a.m., residents reportedly heard explosions and alerted them.

On their arrival, Elliot was seen inside his house with gunshot wounds. The crime scene was processed and the body was removed to the morgue.

A 27-year-old man was later shot dead in Ritchies, in the northern section of the parish. He has been identified as Jermaine Blackstock, otherwise called ‘Nick.'

Reports from the Spalding Police are that about 7:55 a.m., Blackstock received a call and left home. 

Moments later, residents heard explosions sounding like gunshots and went to investigate. Blackstock was found on the roadway with gunshot wounds. 

The police were summoned and Blackstock was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Investigations into the murders are ongoing.

Between January 1 and June 26, a total of 39 people have been murdered in Clarendon.

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