The St Andrew South police have commenced a probe into the murder of a mentally-ill man, who was shot and killed last Friday.
His death occurred hours after he allegedly stabbed an infant and an adult in their Kingston 13 community.
The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old Leon Brown of Bertram Lane, Maxfield Avenue, in St Andrew.
Superintendent Gary Francis, head of the St Andrew South Police Division, said the killing of the man may be linked to the earlier stabbing incident in which he was implicated.
“There was an incident in which he stabbed two persons, a child and an adult. The police responded to the incident and he was not seen. Sometime after, we responded to another call that someone was shot. It was then revealed that he was the person the police went looking for,” Francis said.
“We are investigating a case of murder. We have spoken to some persons. In terms of witnesses, however, no one has come forward. I am appealing to residents who saw or know anything in respect of the incident to come forward so we can bring to justice the person or persons responsible.”
Brown had used a sharp instrument to inflict serious wounds to the child, who had to be hospitalised. Residents attempted to discipline Brown, who, it is alleged, used the same weapon to stab one of the adults.
“Is a madman still. Him head probably tek him. Is a yute weh walk round and pick up cigarette butt all the while,” a resident said.
Reports from the police are that about 6:45 p.m. on Friday, the police responded to reports of gunshots being fired in the Bertram Lane area. On their arrival, Brown was found lying face down in a pool of blood, under a bed in his house.