A suspect is in the custody of the Portland police in connection with the discovery of a man’s body in a barrel in Port Antonio on Monday.

Dead is 37-year-old Kedron Marshall, alias ‘Tete’ or ‘Bull’, unemployed of Ranch Hill in the parish.

Marshall was said to be of unsound mind.

Police reports are that the suspect was seen dragging a blue plastic barrel along Norman Lane towards Harris Crescent in Port Antonio.

Sometime later, at about 7:00 p.m., the barrel was found beside a cook shop with Marshall’s body inside.

The police were summoned and upon their arrival, the body was seen with the head bashed in.

The suspect was later apprehended in a section of Port Antonio.

He is in hospital under police guard after being shot in the leg by police personnel whom he reportedly attacked with a machete.