Sunday 29 March, 2020

Who says Jamaicans no longer intervene in criminal acts?

The increasingly projected perception that out of fear of reprisal, Jamaicans now don't get involved in subduing criminal activities in their midst, was sharply rebutted in Manchester on Monday.

As a result, police in the parish now have a man in custody and an illegal firearm and some ammunition in their possession after a violent incident in Cheapside district in the parish.

Reports were that the firearm, a .38 revolver, was brandished during a heated argument between two men in the district late on Monday.

During the fuss, one of the men reportedly pulled the firearm and shot the other in his right arm.

The police noted that the shooter was physically subdued by bystanders before the police were alerted, and he was handed over along with the weapon and three rounds of ammunition when the cops arrived.

The Corporate Communications Unit of the police force reported that the injured man was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

The identity of the man in custody is being withheld by the police, pending further investigations into the incident and other considerations.


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