Monday 1 June, 2020

Man shot dead by licensed firearm holder during reported robbery

Police have appealed for help identifying a man who was shot and killed by a licensed firearm holder following a robbery on Sunrise Drive in Kingston 19.

The deceased is of brown complexion, slim build, is about 165 centimetres (5 feet 5 inches) tall, and was clad in a grey long sleeve sweater and a pair of black sweat pants.

Reports from the Constant Spring Police are that about 8.30 am on Sunday, March 15, four men - one armed with a firearm - entered a premises and robbed the occupants of personal items valued at over one million dollars.

An alarm was raised and security officers responded.

In a bid to escape, the gunmen opened gunfire at them and jumped onto another premises, where they were challenged by a licensed firearm holder.

After the shooting subsided, one of the robbers was found lying on the roadway with gunshot wounds to his upper body. The others managed to escape.

The police were summoned and he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The crime scene was processed and some of the stolen items recovered.

Lawmen are appealing to anyone with information that can assist them in their investigations to contact the Constant Spring Police at 876-924-1421, Crime Stop at 311, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.

 

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