St Ann woman shot dead by estranged partner in supermarket

by October 28th, 2017

The St. Ann police say the man arrested in relation to the killing of a woman at a supermarket in St. Ann’s Bay has not yet been charged.

Dead is Ophelia Walloston, a nurse attached to the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital.

Crime Chief for St. Ann Superintendent Richard Hylton says reports indicate that about 6:30 p.m. Walloston was inside the supermarket shopping, when she was approached by her 60 year old estranged common law husband.

Police theorise that the relationship had turned sour and the man confronted Walloston about this.

The man is a retired solider, and was working for a popular security guard company. He is a licensed firearm holder.

Superintendent Hylton says the 2 were engaged in a heated discussion inside the supermarket, when Walloston turned to walk away.

The man reportedly pulled his gun and shot Walloston twice in the back.

The incident caused several shoppers to run in panic, alerting the police at the nearby St. Ann’s Bay station.

It’s reported that the man walked towards the police station and turned himself over to cops who were on their way to the scene of the shooting.

Walloston was rushed to hospital where medical staff conducted emergency operations.

However, she succumbed to her wounds about 4 o’clock this morning (Oct 28).

Superintendent Hylton says the alleged attacker remains in custody.

The man is to secure legal representation in order to undergo the interview session, after which he is expected to be charged.

Police say a Glock pistol was recovered from the man.

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