Man killed during couple’s dispute

March 08, 2021

A St James man was shot and killed on Saturday at the home of a woman he had gone to visit.

The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Jermaine Brown, otherwise called 'Jail Bud', painter of Fairfield, Irwin. Reports by the police are that about 8:30 p.m., Brown was at the woman's house in another district when her babyfather arrived. An argument developed between the woman and her child's father about Brown's presence, and shortly after both men got involved in a physical confrontation.

During the tussle, the woman's babyfather pulled a firearm and shot Brown multiple times, after which he drove away from the scene. The police were summoned and upon arrival, Brown was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

When THE STAR visited Brown's community, several residents said they were shocked over the entire incident.

"Him is a man who mi know good, an him should neva mek a ting like a dat happen to him. An further more, mi haffe a think two way yah now, because if mi come ketch a man a fi mi yard, it would not gwan pretty," said one resident. Meanwhile, investigators say they have now launched a manhunt for the suspect whose identity is known to them.

- H.B.

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