Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Policeman shot dead in Maxfield Avenue area

The scene on Pretoria Road after a policeman was killed there early Saturday morning.

The scene on Pretoria Road after a policeman was killed there early Saturday morning.

A policeman was shot dead in the Maxfield Avenue area of St Andrew a short while ago.

Loop News understands that the cop, assigned to the Hunt's Bay Police Station, was on patrol in the Pretoria Road section of the volatile community when he was attacked by gunmen.

The cop was reportedly shot in the head, before being rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Policeman Killed in Maxfield

One of the gunmen was reportedly killed in the encounter.

The incident comes just over a day after a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier was shot dead by gunmen in Clarendon during an anti-drug operation.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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