Man dies after being hit with gas cylinder

Kingston, Jamaica — A man died yesterday after another man used a 25-pound gas cylinder to hit him in the head.

He is Cedric Maxwell, 27, of an address in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Reports are that Maxwell was standing on the roadway in White Lane, Olympic Gardens, St Andrew, with a relative when they were approached by two men.

A dispute reportedly developed and one of the men used the cylinder to hit Maxwell before fleeing. There are no reports of his relative being injured.

Maxwell was pronounced dead at hospital.

The police say investigations are ongoing.

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