Fifteen-year-old Kevin McKenzie was found dead this morning with a gunshot wound and his head partially severed from his body.
The incident happened about 7:30 in his community of Jones Avenue in Central Village, St Catherine.
It is reported that McKenzie left home to dispose of the garbage when he was attacked.
Residents reported hearing an explosion and went to investigate.
They then stumbled upon the teen's body.
Residents described the Spanish Town High School student as humble, caring, and well-behaved.