The man who was reportedly cleaning/repairing a gun when it went off and fatally shot 6-year-old Timora McCallum on Monday has been hospitalized after receiving a vicious beating. The man who is said to be a self-made gunsmith fled the Central Kingston community where the incident took place earlier in the day, however, he returned in the night and at that point, he was attacked.
“The update is that he was beaten, he was chopped by the residents,” Brooks told Nationwide Radio.
He’s now under police guard after being taken to the hospital, it’s unclear his current condition.
As reported by the Jamaica Observer, Senior Communications Strategist at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Dennis Brooks outlined that the suspect will remain under police guard.