39 year old Delroy Steven Roper, the preacher that was shot dead last night while delivering his sermon, is the brother of incarcerated gangster Joel Andem.
Andem became a fugitive after the airing of a video about the Andem gang that operated out of Papine. This was amateur footage that showed life inside the gang, revealing the use of several high powered weapons. He was captured in 2004 in Clarkesonville, St Ann, after eluding police for 4 years. At the time his ‘Gideon Warriors’ gang was allegedly responsible for over 20 murders.
Delroy Steven Roper was murdered in front of his congregation at the Greater Works in Christ Revival Mission Church in Mud Town off Gordon Town Road, Papine, St. Andrew. The incident occurred after 9 pm.
Up to press time, no motive was established for his death.