Police launch unnatural death probe
Police are investigating a shooting incident at Streats Road, Flagstaff Road, St Michael, which has resulted in the death 25-year-old Raheem Grimes.
A statement said police received a report about 12:05 a.m. on Sunday of a robbery in progress near Valerie Pasture, St Michael. Patrols responded and encountered a car with a number of occupants.
“They signalled the vehicle to stop but the driver did not. A police pursuit ensued. The vehicle travelled along Streats Road, which is a cul-de-sac. A number of assailants then got out the motor car visibly carrying firearms. A number of them pointed in the direction of the police and police discharged their weapons in defense to that threat on their lives and one man fell to the ground. The others ran away.”
Police said Grimes, of Chadderton Road, Carrington Village St Michael, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another man was quickly captured on the compound of a nearby home.
Investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information which may be helpful in the investigation should contact Hastings/Worthing Police Station at 430-7608, police emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station. (PR)