Police are searching for a man who attempted to break into the home of a senior citizen with a homemade firearm but was stopped in his tracks and disarmed by the homeowner in Ocho Rios, St Ann on Friday.
Reports are that about 4:15 a.m., the gunman attempted to gain entry to the senior citizens’ house when a struggle ensued between them.
Reports are that the gun fell and the elderly man managed to seize the weapon.
The gunman realised what had happened and ran. The gun was later handed over to the police by the senior citizen, who has since been hailed for his actions.
Police have since launched a search for the perpetrator. Investigations continue.
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