Police have identified the bus driver employed to the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) who was shot and killed on Monday night, September 23.
He is 34-year-old Mikkel Donaldson, otherwise called ‘Biggs’, of Bull Bay, St. Andrew.
According to a police statement issued Tuesday morning, September 24, about 10:24 p.m. Monday, Donaldson was dispatched to Oxford Road, St. Andrew, where it was reported that a JUTC bus had developed mechanical problems. It is alleged that while he waited at the location, he was pounced upon and shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police did not comment on whether, as is widely reported, this was in retaliation to an earlier attack on a taxi driver who was stabbed to death.
Meanwhile, investigators are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the Half Way Tree Police at 876-926-2551, Crime Stop at 311 or the Police 119 emergency number.