UPDATE: Man listed as person of interest in murder of 28-year-old St. Elizabeth teacher yesterday, now in custody

by December 8th, 2021

The man who was listed as a person of interest in the murder of 28-year-old St. Elizabeth teacher, Chanel Smith, is now in custody.


Police reports are that about 7:55 a.m. yesterday, Smith was walking towards the entrance of the Sandy Bank Infant School in the parish, where she worked, when two men, armed with guns, approached her and opened fire.


The police were summoned and Smith was pronounced dead at the Black River Hospital.


The gunmen escaped on a motorcycle.


Police say they are making progress with the investigation.

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