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Three held in probe into cop killing


Three held in probe into cop killing
Newton Lewis (GP)

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Two men who are on bail in connection with a high-profile murder which occurred in 2016, are assisting police with investigations into the shooting death of Acting Station Sergeant Newton Lewis.

Police sources confirmed that the two, along with another man, were in custody and charges were imminent.

The two men were arrested in 2016 with two others, for the execution-style shooting of another man, which was caught on camera and widely shared on social media.

Sources said they received bail from the High Court only last year.

Lewis, who was buried on Tuesday, was gunned down near his home at Rose Hill, St Peter, on May 22, when he responded to a distress call from a neighbour of a robbery in progress at a nearby shop.

He was confronted by several gunmen who opened fire, killing him on the spot. They then took his police service revolver before making good their escape.

Lewis, a 46-year-old father of four, was also the driver of Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith.

A few days after the killing, police took possession of a burnt vehicle which was discovered at a cart road at Jackmans, St Michael. It was said to be the getaway car which was used after the robbery.

(Nation News Desk)