Barrington Flemming – Staff Reporter
Murders were seemingly the main feature of the vaunted Heroes’ Weekend in St. James where four men were shot and killed by unknown assailants, despite the imposition of a 3 p.m. curfew, pushing the murder tally in the parish closer to the 100 mark.
The dead men have been identified as: 44 -year old Aldin Cameron, otherwise called ‘Charlie Boo’ of Providence Heights; 25-year-old Jaheem Grant of Barrett Town, 45-year-old Leonardo Murray and Melaki ‘Bobo’ Walters of Hendon, Norwood.
In the latest homicide, which occurred on Sunday about 12:30 p.m., reports say a group of armed men alighted from a motor vehicle and chased Walters through the streets of Montego Bay, before he was eventually shot along Strand Street.
He was later pronounced dead at hospital.
Meanwhile, gunmen also snuffed out the life of Murray on Sunday in the Barrett Town area.
Earlier on Saturday, gunmen claimed the lives of the other two men.
Reports are that about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Cameron was standing along Hart Street when several explosions, were heard.
Checks were made by residents who discovered that he had received multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital by residents where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A longstanding female friend of Cameron, who was a strong advocate of the People’s National Party, and who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was painful to lose him.
“Charlie Boo was a sweet, jovial person, a genuine kind friend to me. A very nice person. He was a staunch supporter of the People’s National Party, PNP, and was always peddling shoes, clothes and other stuff. I don’t know why they kill my nice, clean and good, good friend. It hurts really bad. I can’t manage this at all.”
Another friend who resides overseas made a post on social media which read:
“Tell me now who go take me around when me come a Jamaica? God know general, dis nuh good at all. Why dem deal wid you suh? It nuh right,” the friend said.