In-depth ballistics investigations in the aftermath of the seizure of two illegal guns during last month’s fatal shooting of two men in Agualta Vale, St. Mary have revealed that one of the weapons seized in the incident was used in an October 2021 murder.


Investigators assigned to the Port Antonio Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) say the probe has revealed that the weapon—a Nowlin Super 38 pistol—was used in the murder of 27-year-old Dainian Brown, otherwise called ‘Oney’, a labourer of Authurs Lane, Port Antonio in Portland. Brown was shot and killed at his home by unknown assailants on Friday, October 08.


Following the murder, investigators pursued several lines of investigations and were led to Agualta Vale, St. Mary. According to reports, about 2:15 a.m. on Friday, November 26, investigators spotted a vehicle transporting three men fitting the description of the suspects in the murder of Dainian Brown. The lawmen signalled the driver of the motor vehicle to stop, however, the driver disobeyed and sped away.  The police later intercepted the vehicle; however, the suspects challenged the lawmen and two pf them were subsequently fatally shot. The other managed to escape.


Two firearms—one homemade firearm with one twelve gauge cartridge and the Nowlin Super 38 pistol were seized.  The firearms were submitted to the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine, where they were processed and the ballistic report subsequently confirmed that Nowlin firearm was used in the murder of Dainian Brown.