Police looking to clamp down on firearm crimes in Glen
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June 20, 2014

Police looking to clamp down on firearm crimes in Glen

Measures are being put in place by police to deal with the escalation of gun crimes in the Glen community.

In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday, Commissioner of Police Michael Charles said the matter is of grave concern.{{more}}

“That is one of the areas we have concerns for. We [are] looking at putting something in place for that area. I don’t want to say what it is right about now,” Charles stated.

The Commissioner’s comments come on the heels of the murder of Godfrey Cumberbatch, 42, who died at his Glen home last week. According to reports, on June 12, a lone gunman crept through the window of Cumberbatch’s bathroom, entered his room and pumped two bullets into his head.

And last Saturday night, June 14, at about 9 p.m., Chelsey Dewer, 32, was shot multiple times by two masked men as he sat on his porch at his home at Golden Vale.

Golden Vale and Glen are both in the constituency of East St George.

On February 26, 49-year-old Phillip “Super Cat” Quashie was also shot in his sleep by an unknown assailant, at his Glen residence. at about 2:07 a.m.

Another Glen resident was shot in his home approximately one hour before Quashie’s death. The man was discharged from the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital at noon on February 26.

On February 7, cousins Kenville Lockhart and Dorcy Nicholls suffered gunshot wounds about their bodies when an assailant came into a shop in Glen where they were and started shooting. They survived the attack.

Charles told SEARCHLIGHT that the Calliaqua police are now more vigilant and are still looking at possible leads into these crimes.

“We are calling on people, if they have any information, please come forward,” Commissioner Charles pleaded.(KW)