Westmoreland police book ‘Sciance’ man on gun charges Loop Jamaica

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Police from the Westmoreland division have charged a man with shooting with intent, possession of a prohibited weapon and using a firearm to commit a felony in relation to a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, December 24, 2022.

The accused is 42-year-old Donavan Pearce, otherwise called ‘Sciance’, a labourer of Top Hill in Sheffield district, Westmoreland.

Reports are that about 8:55 pm, a police team went to Pearce’s home to apprehend him in connection with a shooting incident that he was suspected of having committed.

On the approach of the police team, Pearce reportedly brandished a gun and opened fire at the police team.

The team returned the fire and Pearce ran into a gully behind his house and escaped.

An investigation was launched and Pearce was subsequently arrested, and he was charged after being questioned in the presence of his attorney on Tuesday, January 3.

His court date has not yet been finalised.