Jamaica 16-year-old held over 10 murders

(Jamaica Gleaner) A sixteen-year-old boy, who was on the Kingston Central most wanted list, has been captured.

The teen, whose name cannot be released, was wanted for more than 10 murders, several cases of shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm, was captured on Text Lane in Kingston about 12:30 p.m., today.

The police say they were on patrol in the area when the boy was seen, accosted and searched.

One 9mm Browning pistol and nine 9mm cartridges were found in his possession.

He is due to be questioned by the Police in the presence of his attorney and parents later this week.

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