‘Hitman’ slapped with murder charges

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The police have charged a suspected hitman with multiple murders that occurred in the Kingston Western Police Division.

The man has been identified as 20-year-old labourer Ethan Thompson, of Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park, Portmore, St. Catherine.

Reports are that about 3:25 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021, Thompson was allegedly among a group of men who opened gunfire killing Jermaine Lawson otherwise called ‘Flash’, Mark Nation otherwise called‘Cool Face’and Anthony Barnett otherwise called ‘Little T’, at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Rousseau Crescent, Kingston 5.

Thompson was allegedly shot and injured in the St. Andrew South Police Division on Sunday, August 15; upon arrival at hospital he gave his name as Andre Thompson of a Spanish Town Road (McKoy Lane), Kingston 13 address.

However, early information received by investigators led them to the hospital where Thompson was placed under police guard.

After being discharged, Thompson was pointed out on an identification parade and an interview conducted, following which he was charged on Wednesday.

Thompson will appear before the St. Andrew Parish Court on Thursday, September 16