Twenty-nine-year-old Ashwane McKenzie, who turned himself in to the Police after being published on the latest edition of ‘Wanted Wednesdays’, has been charged with Murder and other serious offences.


McKenzie turned himself in at the Half Way Tree Police Station on Wednesday, March 27, in the company of his attorney. He was interviewed on Saturday, March 30 and was later charged with conspiracy to murder, possession of a prohibited weapon and use of a firearm to commit a felony.


According to investigators, on Friday, August 11, 2023, Cedric Thompson, a 32-year-old labourer of Church Street in Fletcher’s Land, Kingston, was shot dead in his community by three armed men. After following several investigative leads, the lawmen established McKenzie as a suspect, along with Calvin Simon and a third man, who is now deceased. McKenzie and Simon were published on Wanted Wednesdays on Wednesday, March 27.


As investigators now finalise preparations for McKenzie to appear before court, they are appealing to Simon to also turn in himself at any police station. Members of the public who can assist investigators are encouraged to contact Crime Stop at 311, the police 119 number or any police station.