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Tommy Thompson, triggerman of Chinese couple murder, capped by cops

Chinese vengeance is slow but sure. Tommy Thompson, who was listed as wanted in connection with last December’s murder of a Chinese couple in Bellevue (near Southfield) in St Elizabeth, was shot dead during a confrontation with police on Tuesday night.

A senior police source said Thompson was shot and killed in Bloomsbury District in the New Market police area about 10:40 pm after he allegedly attacked the police with a machete.

In March he had managed to elude the police on the Holland Bamboo main road during a shoot-out.

Thompson was being sought by the police following the double murder after he and two gunmen were caught on a closed-circuit television posing as customers in Jojo supermarket before killing Haikong Wan, 48, businesswoman and Shiyun Shu, 53, a businessman of Bellevue District.

The police said the business owners were killed during a robbery at the business place.

The police added that they were alerted to the robbery at about 7:20 pm On their arrival, the Chinese nationals were found lying in a pool of blood. They were taken to hospital where Shu was pronounced dead and Wan succumbed at about 8:15 pm.

Two brothers have since been charged with the double murder and are before the court.

READ: St Mary brothers charged with murder of Chinese couple

Police say Thompson was also wanted for several counts of shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm.

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