Man In Custody Over Westmoreland’s Quadruple Killing


The police say a man is now in custody in relation to Sunday’s quadruple killing in Whithorn, Westmoreland.

Commander for the Police Area One Division, Assistant Commissioner, Paul Ferguson, says the man turned in himself yesterday accompanied by his lawyer.

The man’s identity has not been released.

Reports are that on Sunday afternoon, persons were playing video games at a shop in the community, when they were pounced upon by gunmen, who peppered them with gunshots.

The deceased have been identified as 14-year-old Shawn Clayton, 20-year-old Romario Drummond, 22-year-old Theodore Tennant, and 16-year-old Demar Doeman.

Their killing is now being linked to the lottery scam.

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The incident has pushed the murder tally in Westmoreland to 50 since the start of the year, 27 more than the number killed in the corresponding period last year.

Two of the deceased were recently charged with criminal offences and were out on bail.

ACP Ferguson says three of the four may have been the targets of the killers.

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