By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE have identified the country’s latest murder victim as 34-year-old Tarazz Markel Hanna of Wilson Track.
Hanna was shot and killed off Wulff Road on Tuesday morning, taking the country’s murder count to 74 for the year.
Police are still on the hunt for the gunman, who, according to Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle, was seen arguing with Hanna moments before he was killed.
Chief Supt Rolle said police responded to reports of gunfire shortly after 11am and at the scene officers found the victim with gunshot wounds. Police said he was walking in the street when he was shot dead.
“Our preliminary information is that this young man was walking through a track road along with another male, when it appears as though there was an exchange of words between both of them,” Chief Supt Rolle said at the scene. “The young man that was along with him produced a handgun and began discharging shots in his direction.”
“The assailant then ran west towards Wilson Tract and disappeared out of the view of those persons in the general vicinity. We are asking persons in this area that might have seen anything to come forward and provide that information to the police so that we can advance this investigation,” Chief Supt Rolle added.
In other crime news, police are searching for two men who robbed a convenience store on Tuesday afternoon.
According to reports, around 2.30pm, two men armed with handguns robbed the store located on Wulff Road near Lincoln Boulevard of a small amount of cash before fleeing on foot.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.