Sunday 20 September, 2020

COP ATTACK: Another suspect nabbed after turning up at hospital

The crashed car from which gunmen shot two policemen during and encounter on Thursday morning, with one of the attackers dead so far and another suspect now under police guard in hospital.

The crashed car from which gunmen shot two policemen during and encounter on Thursday morning, with one of the attackers dead so far and another suspect now under police guard in hospital.

The police are reporting that they have apprehend another man who is believed to have been part of a group of criminals who shot and injured two policemen on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew early on Thursday morning.

One of the group of at least two gunmen who were involved died after being shot in the encounter.

The second man turned up at hospital for treatment hours after the incident.

He has since been admitted under police guard.

Reports are that about 1.30 am, a police team was on patrol in the area when they observed a white Honda Civic motorcar parked on the roadway.

The team approached the vehicle to check on the situation, only to have the men in the vehicle immediately open fire, hitting the lawmen, before attempting to flee the scene.

The injured officers returned the gunfire and the car in which the men were fleeing crashed a short distance away.

At least one of the armed men ran from the vehicle and the driver, who was shot, was held.

Cops injured in shootout in St Andrew

All three injured persons were taken to a hospital, where the unidentified gunman was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment.

The two police officers are being treated for their injuries.

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