'Stitch' Gunned Down - Popular MoBay businessman's life snuffed out

No. 60 Monday, March 1, 2010
The Montego Bay CIB continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of one of Montego Bay's most popular businessmen on Thursday night.

   The dead man as since been identified as Linton Clarke, otherwise called 'Stitch', a 56 year-old man of Lot 194 Hillsborough Terrace in Coral Gardens.
   The Western Mirror was reliably informed that Clarke was shot to death by gunmen while heading home in the Coral Gardens community on Thursday. According to the police, the businessman was playing dominoes about 7 p.m. with some friends in Rose Hall, when he received a phone call. He subsequently told the other men that he had to go home.
   Minutes later residents of Coral Gardens alerted the police after hearing gunshots coming from Melrose Terrace. Upon investigating, the police found the business­man's white Toyota Fielder motor car - registered 1830 FR - parked haphazardly along the roadway.
   Clarke was slumped over the steering wheel with two gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and left arm pit.
   According to information gathered, Clarke, who runs a motor vehicle dealership, narrowly missed death late last year as gunmen attempted to snuff out his life while at a gas station in Mt. Salem.
   Clarke's is the 30th person to have been killed in St. James since the start of 2010.

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