Twenty-seven-year-old Dermaine Hood otherwise called ‘Dun’, of Spring Mount, St. James was charged with 7 counts of Wounding with Intent and 2 counts of Shooting with Intent on Wednesday, July 14. One of his three accomplices was killed a day after they shot and injured seven persons in Dam Road Square in the parish on Sunday, June, 27.  

Reports were that about 2:40 p.m., Hood and his accomplice – later identified as Lovante Rhoden – were among men armed with high powered rifles and handguns who opened fire at a group of men who were at a car wash in Dam road square in the parish; four men were injured at that location.

An off duty officer who was nearby responded to the incident. She was shot at by the men; she returned gunfire however the men fled in a motor car. She escaped unhurt.

In a bid to escape, the gunmen collided with another motor vehicle. They then opened fire on the occupants, injuring three more persons.

Rhoden was shot dead by unknown assailants in Johns Hall in the parish on Monday, June 28. 

Investigations are ongoing as detectives in St. James are working diligently to arrest all persons involved.