Detectives assigned to the St. James Criminal Investigations Branch have laid Murder, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Using a Firearm to Commit a Felony charges against a man in relation to two separate fatal shootings in the parish in October and December last year.
He is 47-year-old Nigel Bailey, otherwise called ‘Bad Ras’ of Bickerstheth, St James.
Bailey is being charged in relation to the Tuesday, October 24 murder of 41-year-old chef Owen Morris of Tank Road, Cambridge, St. James. He is also implicated in the Sunday, December 10 death of 42-year-old Kemar Henry, otherwise called ‘Brukky’ and ‘Diamonds’ of Bikersteth, Anchovy in the parish.
In the first instance, police reported that about 12:30 p.m., Morris was standing at a business establishment in his community when a white Toyota Fielder motor vehicle approached. Bailey and another man, armed with guns, alighted and opened gunfire at Morris, hitting him all over his body.
The men escaped in the waiting motor car, and Morris was assisted to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to police reports Kemar Henry was also killed in his community. About 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, December 10. He was among a group of people when they were approached by men traveling in a Toyota Axio motorcar.
Bailey and his accomplices exited the vehicle and opened gunfire hitting him in the head.
The police were alerted, and on their arrival, Henry was transported to hospital, where death was confirmed.
Bailey was apprehended by the police during an operation in Kingston on Thursday, January 4, and subsequently charged.
His court dates are being arranged.