Another suspect arrested over Fox Hill shootings


Tribune Staff Reporter


POLICE arrested another suspect Tuesday night in connection with the fatal Freedom Park, Fox Hill, drive-by shootings that claimed four lives and injured seven others.

According to reports, at about 9pm, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information went to a residence on Hanna Road, where they arrested a 23-year-old man, of Windsor Lane, in connection with that mass shooting.

Three men have already been charged and arraigned this year for the murders of Claudezino Davis, Shaquille Demeritte, Eric Morrison and Sheique Sands.

Justin Williams, 22, 25-year-old Jermaine Curry and 29-year-old Peter Curry also face seven counts of attempting to murder Chino, Janet and John Davis, Benjamin Demeritte, Samuel Ferguson, Jermaine Pratt and Leroy Taylor.

At about 6pm on the day in question, occupants of a small, dark vehicle opened fire “with a variety of weapons” in the area just behind the basketball court where several persons were gathered awaiting Junkanoo results.

Claudezine Davis was pronounced dead at the scene while 10 others were taken to hospital in private vehicles and an ambulance.

Shaquille Demeritte, Eric Morrison and Shenique Sands died of their injuries in hospital.

• Police also arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a shooting on Panza Street Tuesday morning that left one man dead and another in critical condition in hospital.

According to reports, at about 9.40am, police arrived at Panza Court off Market Street to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both were taken to hospital, but one died of his injuries shortly upon arrival.

Police said that the victims were standing in a group of men when a man shot them and fled on foot.

The Tribune understands that both victims suffered gunshot injuries following an argument.

Investigators later recovered a handgun and a shotgun from the scene.


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