A man suspected of murder was nabbed by the Police in St. James on Thursday, August 12 and a firearm suspected to be the murder weapon was also seized.

Reports from the Montego Hills Police are that about 6:00 p.m., the now deceased, 35-year-old Richard Baker of Glendevon, St. James, was driving his Toyota Crown motor car along the roadway. Baker reportedly stopped to make checks on his vehicle when he was pounced upon by a gunman travelling in a Toyota Axio motor car; the gunman shot him several times.

Baker however managed to drive his vehicle to a location where he saw a police team and informed them of the incident.

The quick response of the police led to the gunman being intercepted and arrested. One Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing seven 9mm rounds was also seized.

Baker was transported to the hospital, however he died. 

The gunman’s identity is being withheld pending further investigation.