Cops charge man in retired farmer's murder
The St James Police say they have now laid criminal charges against a man who they suspect shot and killed a retired farmer in the Salt Spring community on Saturday, October 9.
Charged with murder is 32-year-old Anthony 'Bug Head' McIntosh, chef, of Buck Toe Lane in Salt Spring.
He has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 80-year-old Ugene Duncan, retired farmer, also of Buck Toe Lane.
Reports by the police are that about 5:30 a.m., Duncan and his son were at their home when a man came to the yard and identified himself as a police officer.
He ordered them to open the door while stating that he wanted to speak to the elderly man's son.
Duncan looked through a window to confirm whether the caller was a policeman, when the man shot him through the window.
The police was summoned and upon arrival, Duncan was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
An investigation led to McIntosh being arrested, and he was charged following an identification parade on the weekend.
McIntosh is scheduled to appear in the St James Parish Court at a later date. Despite the arrest, Salt Spring residents are still fearful of men posing as cops.
"Wi don't know wha fi do. The man dem start come a wi house and a seh dem a police, and if wi let dem in, dem kill wi, and if wi don't let dem in, dem a kick off wi door and shoot wi up," one resident told THE STAR. "Duncan was a good man and seet deh now ... if the boy neva bawl out seh him a police, Duncan would a neva look tru the window and get shot."
Gunmen posing as cops are also being blamed for the killing of two men in other sections of St James recently.