The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said 54-year-old shop keeper Leecroft Reid, from Ewarton in St. Catherine, was shot dead last evening, November 3.
The incident happened on the Jacob’s Ladder main road in St Ann.
The JCF said: “Reports from the Moneague Police are that, about 8:30PM, Reid was walking along the roadway when he was pounced upon by unknown assailant/s who opened gunfire, hitting him several times.
“The police were alerted and, on their arrival, the scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue,” added the JCF.
It noted that investigations are continuing.