Investigations into the shooting death of a Pastor in St. James on Saturday, have lead police to believe that the clergyman may have some connections to persons in the lottery scam.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Jackson was head of the First Truth Christian Apostolic Church on Barnett Street in the parish.

Head of the St. James Police Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth says Pastor Jackson may have been offering ‘spiritual protection’ to known lotto scammers.

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The pastor and 23-year old Deacon Bucklair Smith were shot and killed in Montego Bay on Saturday.

The Senior Superintendent says one suspect– who was shot after engaging the police in gun battle– remains in critical condition in hospital.

Senior Superintendent Nesbeth says the suspect is still under police guard. His accomplice remains at large.