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Maxwell Plains shooting victim dies


Maxwell Plains shooting victim dies

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The man who was injured in a police-involved shooting in Maxwell Plains, Christ Church on Tuesday has died.

Police say 32-year-old Dwayne Omar Ward alias “Lil Yosh” of Dayrells Hill in the same parish passed away around 7:50 a.m. today at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Tuesday’s incident began with police investigating a separate report at Maxwell Plains.

Public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss said officers had approached a resident to make an inquiry. 

A number of loud explosions were heard coming from the direction of a group of  liming in the area, forcing officers to seek cover near another residence.

While leaving the residence, the police were confronted by a car speeding directly towards them. The officers fired shots at the vehicle in an effort to protect themselves and the vehicle struck a parked truck before coming to a halt.

On checking, the police discovered the driver was injured and immediately summoned an ambulance. The driver of the car, Ward, was transported by ambulance to the QEH under police escort. (PR/NB)