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Man of US address among 3 charged in connection with St Thomas businessman’s death

Three men who were arrested in connection with the murder of 32-year-old Dexter Rhoden, a businessman of Leith Hall district, St. Thomas on October 13, 2020, have been charged.

Those charged with murder have been identified as:

Thirty-nine-year-old Roger Squire, otherwise called‘Bye Bye’of Pipe Road, Lyssons, St. Thomas and a New Jersey, United States of America address.

Twenty-five-year-old Kevon McLean, otherwise called ‘Stamma’, of First Street, Kingston 11

JabeurJohnson, a footballer, otherwise called‘Baller’ of Adelaide Street, Kingston 16

Reports from the Morant Bay Police are that about 12:15 p.m., Rhoden was shot dead by four armed men travelling in a Honda Fit motor car.

An off-duty policeman responded and one of the gunmen was shot dead on the Lyssons main road.

Reinforcements were called and another of the gunmen was also shot dead in Highbury district, St. Thomas after he reportedly challenged the lawmen.

One M16 assault rifle with a magazine containing twenty-nine 5.56 rounds of ammunition, an extra magazine containing sixteen 5.56 rounds of ammunition, and an AK-47 assault rifle with a magazine containing nine 7.62 rounds of ammunition were seized during the incident.

Squire, McLean and Johnson were subsequently arrested and were charged on Friday, October 23.

They are scheduled to appear before the Morant Bay Parish Court on Wednesday, November 04, 2020.

Detectives are also reporting that their investigations have revealed that the two men who were fatally shot shortly after the incident have been identified as members of the Wellys Kelly and Genocide gangs, which operate out of the Kingston Eastern and Kingston Central police divisions, respectively.

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