Two relatives are arrested over murder of British man shot dead in Jamaica trends now
Two relatives have been arrested over the murder of a British man who was shot and killed while visiting family in Jamaica.
Michael Brown, 48, who had been involved in a 'bitter' family feud over properties left to him by his late mother, was gunned down in Mike Town last Thursday.
The suspects were arrested at an address in Mandeville, near where Michael was killed, and are believed to be family members, a police source said.
'The police have taken two people into custody in relation to the killing of 'Jimmy' who was visiting his family from England. They are helping police with their inquiries into his shooting death.' said the source.
Michael Brown (pictured in an image shared by local press in Jamaica), 48, was shot and killed while visiting relatives in Mike Town on the outskirts of Mandeville in Manchester
According to police reports, Brown - who went by the street name 'Jimmy' - was killed at approximately 12.20am last Thursday in an unfinished house he was building in the community just four days after burying his 74-year-old mother.
The 48-year-old sustained gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was rushed to the Mandeville Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A police report said that Brown was set upon by gunmen who opened fire on him as he entered the house he was building in the Caribbean isle.
Citing 'community sources', Jamaican radio station Nationwide 90FM said Brown had been involved in a 'bitter' family feud over several properties his recently deceased mother had left to him in her will in the island nation.
The station reported the dispute escalated on Wednesday between Brown and his relatives, and a heated argument took place.
Police immediately opened an investigation into the shooting and are collecting statements.
Detectives are now probing whether Brown was killed in