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The accused, Joel “Platinum” Barker, of Penniston.
The accused, Joel “Platinum” Barker, of Penniston.

Police are searching for a Penniston man in connection with their investigation into Wednesday night shooting death in Union Island.

The wanted man has been identified as Joel Gary Barker, also known as “Bodown” and “Platinum”, of Penniston.

Police say the wanted man is a 31-year-old labourer who if of a slim built.

He is 5 feet 9 inches tall, dark in complexion, has a narrow face, brown eyes, thick lips, and tattoos on both hands.

Police say they consider him to armed and dangerous and should be approached with caution.

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Police say they are investigating a homicide, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near a bar in Union Island.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Kareem Bowens, 23, received a single gunshot to his chest.

He was taken to the Union Island Hospital where he succumbed to the injury.

A young man from Penniston is currently in police custody assisting the police with their investigation.

A post mortem examination will be conducted on the body.

The Police is soliciting your assistance in locating Barker.

If you see the wanted man, please contact any police station or Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Crime at telephone number 456-1339 or 457-1211 ext. 217 or Officer in charge CID/CRO/MCU at 456-1810 or 457-1211 ext. 216, 220

Calls would be treated confidentially.

One reply on “Penniston man wanted over shooting death”

  1. Wouldn’t it cool if the police had a free number that people could call free of charge from any phone? Like 9-1-1.

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