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Police Identify Murder Victim

The body is removed from the scene on Wednesday night.

The body is removed from the scene on Wednesday night.

By KHRISNA RUSSELL

Deputy Chief Reporter

krussell@tribunemedia.net

THE man fatally shot on Wednesday night while sitting in the doorway of his own home has been identified by police as Chamico Pheron Mackey.

Mackey was 35 years old. His death marked the eighth homicide of the year, according to The Tribune’s records.

While police are following no leads in this murder and have not taken anyone into custody, Superintendent Shanta Knowles made an appeal to anyone with information to come forward with information they might have to assist in solving this homicide.

At the scene of the incident on Wednesday night, Superintendent Knowles said: “A vehicle came through the corner. Two men came from the vehicle, one was armed with a firearm. They approached the man and shot him before getting into their vehicle and speeding off.”

The shooting took place at Irish Spring Court and Plantol Street and comes after three killings on the weekend.

The first weekend murder occurred shortly before 9pm on Friday. At the time, a group of men were at a local business on Maxwell Lane off Lightbourne Avenue when four men approached.

An argument erupted and a few minutes later, gunshots were heard, police said. The men ran, and it was later discovered that one man was unresponsive. Paramedics were called on scene, but were unable to revive the man, who suffered gunshot injuries to his body.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In another incident, shortly before 3am Saturday, a man had just arrived at a home on Sumner Street, Nassau Village when he was approached by a man armed with a firearm who shot him about the body before speeding away in a silver coloured Honda.

The victim was subsequently taken to hospital and was listed in critical condition. However, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash, officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), said he died later that morning.

Later, he was identified by police as Mychal Lord, 28, of Adelaide Road.

About two hours after that shooting, shortly after 5am on Saturday, a man was walking on Rupert Dean Lane when he was approached by another man armed with a firearm who shot him about the body before fleeing on foot.

Paramedics were called to the scene but were unable to revive the man. He too was pronounced dead at the scene. Chief Supt Cash said police are questioning one suspect in connection with that matter.

Investigations into all of these matters are continuing.

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