The culprits of the Gregory Park arson attack identified
Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Commissioner of police visited homes that were firebombed on Saturday morning. According to reports, a taxi operator was killed and dozens of families are left homeless following a gun and arson attack in Gregory Park, St Catherine. The dead man has been identified as 28-year-old Raneel Haughton, otherwise called ‘Rum Punch’, of a Walkers Avenue address in the community.
The Acting Head of the St. Catherine South Division, Hopton Nicolson, has listed 13 men as Persons of interest in relation to the Gregory Park Arson and Murder on Saturday, August 12.
According to the Jamaica Observer, about 3:50 am, Haughton and a friend were sitting on a car on Walkers Avenue when he was accosted by a group of gun men firing shots. They ran and tried to escape but Haughton sustained gunshot wounds to his upper body and right arm and collapsed.
Shortly afterwards, the armed gang with rifles and handguns then made their way to where they firebombed houses while patrons were asleep. They reportedly threw gas oil on the houses then set them ablaze and opened gun fire which awoke the occupants of the households.
While the occupants were escaping from the burning buildings, the gunmen opened fire at them and they had to retreat inside the burning houses resulting in a complainant sustaining burns all over her body.
The culprits are now identified as
- Ian Watson, otherwise called ‘Scaley.’
- Shane Williams, otherwise called ‘Gaza Tussain’.
- A man known only as ‘Teacha’.
- A man known only as ‘Venom’.
- A man known only as ‘Birch’.
- Odane Fowler, otherwise called ‘Packchow.’
- Ryan Muir, otherwise called ‘Titiman’.
- A man known only as ‘Nigel Mclarty’.
- A man known only as ‘Sugar’.
- Miguel Tracey, otherwise called ‘Ears.’
- A man known only as ‘Maverick’.
- A man known only as ‘Poo’.
- A man known only as ‘Pick Pocket’.
The men are asked to report to any police station in the division immediately. Persons with information can make an anonymous report by calling 311.