The St Ann police are searching for a gunman who shot dead a businessman at a bar in Discovery Bay on Wednesday evening.

The deceased has been identified as 51-year-old Marlon McKnight, popularly known as Japanese, a restaurant owner of Content in Discovery Bay.

Police reports are that at about 6:45 pm, McKnight and friends were at a bar in Discovery Bay, when a masked man walked over to the group.

A brief discussion took place between McKnight and the man prior to a gun being brought into play by the masked man, who then shot McKnight in the face.

The gunman then fled the scene in a waiting motorcar.

McKnight succumbed to his gunshot wound and died at the scene.

He’s the 57th person killed in St Ann since the start of the year.

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