Jamaica Observer:- FREEMAN’S HALL, Trelawny — Irate residents have handed over to the Trelawny police a man accused of invading a house in this community and killing a well-loved four-year-old girl in a pre-dawn gun attack that left the child’s father injured yesterday.
Three people, including, the brother of the injured man, are now behind bars as the police continue their probe into the circumstances that led to the deadly attack.
“…We [also] have an individual we believe to be the shooter and a female that he was with earlier [in custody],” commanding officer for the Trelawny Police Division Superintendent Kirk Ricketts told reporters last evening.
Police reported that at about 1:00 am yesterday Dalton Brown was at home with his family in Freeman’s Hall, in the southern parts of Trelawny, when he was called outside by an individual. When he refused to go outside an armed man forced his way into the house. A tussle developed between Brown and the gunman and shots were heard.
It was later discovered that Brown’s daughter Chloe was shot in her abdomen and her father shot in his leg.
They were both rushed to hospital where the child was pronounced dead and her father admitted for treatment.
The Trelawny police theorise that the gun attack, which resulted in the first murder recorded in the parish since the start of the year, stemmed from a domestic dispute between two brothers.
Last year domestic disputes accounted for most of the 21 murders recorded in the parish, according to police statistics.
Headline photo caption: Chloe Brown, the child who was shot dead, is seen in the arms of her father in this undated photo.