The community of Berkhamsted is in shock after a local man tragically lost his life in a shooting last month.
Michael Brown, who is reported to have lived at an address in Waterford, with a second home in Mike Town, Jamaica, recently started working as a chef at Ashridge Golf Club in November.
Michael travelled to Jamaica to attend his mother’s funeral on January 15. Four days later, in the early hours of January 19, he was shot in a house which he had been helping to build.
According to local reports, police theorise that a family dispute led to the killing.
Michael’s brother, Lemone Brown, has been charged with murder.
The Jamaica Observer stated that: “Reports from the Mandeville police are that at about 12.20am [on January 19], Michael, who was visiting from England, was at home when he was pounced upon by a lone gunman who opened gunfire, hitting him to the upper body.”
A police report stated: “Concentrated evidence led to the arrest and charge of Lemone Brown, whose court date is currently being finalised.”
It is reported that the family’s dispute over property stems back to 2015. Police were called to interfere as recently as the night of January 18.
A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said: “We are in contact with the local authorities following the death of a British-Jamaican man in Jamaica.”
At this time, they have not been approached for consular assistance with the case.
Jamaica Constabulary Force and Ashridge Golf Club have been contacted for comment.
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