Man linked to killing of Jamari Reid shot dead in Duanvale, Trelawny

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First Murder in Trelawny for 2018

The first man killed in Trelawny parish for 2018 was wanted for questioning in the murder of upcoming singer Jamari Reid.

He was found last Saturday morning with gunshot wounds in the community of Gravel Hill in Duanvale.

Body Identified

He has been identified as Omar Edwards, also known as “Ratty,” of Hague Settlement, Falmouth.

“Ratty” was also wanted by the police for at least three other murders as well as multiple shootings that were committed in the parish between the years 2012 and 2016.

Jamari Reid

Jamari Reid’s murder shook the Falmouth community in August, 2015. He was a promising, upcoming singer who was born and grown in the parish capital.

Jamari Reid killed suspect held
Jamari Reid

On August 24, 2016, reports were that at about 10 pm, gunmen gained entry to his house, tied him up along with his girlfriend and a friend and shot him execution style. They then casually walked away from the scene.

His wife, Monique Cooke-Reid of Ontario, Canada, was subsequently arrested and charged with soliciting murder in the entertainer’s death. She was eventually granted bail.

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