St. James police seek man following shooting incident which left ex-girlfriend dead

Police are seeking a man in connection with the murder of a woman and the wounding of a man in St. James, last evening.

Dead is 20-year-old Deneisha Samuels, from Warrika Hill in Norwood, St. James.

Police are seeking a man known only as ‘Steven’ from Rose Heights, St. James in connection with Samuels’ murder.

Steven is being asked to present himself to the St. James Police by midday, today, for questioning.

Reports from the Police Corporate Communications Unit are that shortly before 9:00 pm, Samuels was overheard having a heated argument with her ex-boyfriend; Steven.

He reportedly left the location and returned in a white Toyota Axio motorcar and opened gunfire at Samuels.

The police were alerted and on their arrival Ms. Samuels was  discovered with gunshot wounds to her head and upper body.

She was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Detectives are appealing to anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Persons may call police emergency at 119, Crime Stop at 311, the NIB tip line at 811 or the nearest police station.

In the meantime, the Jamaica Constabulary Force is reminding persons to seek to resolve domestic disputes peacefully and amicably. 

It says no disagreement or conflict is ever worth the act of taking a loved one’s life. 

The JCF notes that there are always healthier, more constructive ways to address and settle differences, than resorting to violence.

For those finding it challenging to navigate interpersonal conflicts, the JCF urges them to seek assistance from one of the Domestic Violence Intervention centres island wide. 

It adds that these centres offer support, guidance, and resources designed to help individuals and families achieve resolution in a safe and supportive environment.


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