Saturday 15 August, 2020

Cop shot and injured in St James

File photo

File photo

A police constable who was driving along a main road in St James early on Sunday morning, was attacked and shot by armed men after the officer was involved in a motor vehicle collision.

Following the incident, the police named a person of interest in relation to the shooting of the constable, who was asked to turn himself in to the Montego Bay police by midday on Monday.

However, police sources said with that deadline now passed, the person of interest - 24-year-old Travis Malcolm, otherwise called ‘Tipa’, of Porto Bello - has not reported to the law as was requested.

Reports are that about 2.30 am, the policeman was driving along the Porto Bello main road when he was involved in the vehicular crash.

Indications are that the cop exited his vehicle and was about to inspect the extent of the damage from the collision, when he was shot by occupants of another vehicle.

It is not clear if the attackers were persons from any vehicle that was involved in the collision.

Sources said the injured lawman managed to pull his firearm and return the fire.

His attackers managed to escape from the scene.

The cop was later taken to hospital, where he has been admitted.

The extent of his injuries is still not known at present.

Sources, however, claimed that his condition is considered serious.

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