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UPDATE: Three men in police custody after shooting incident


Added 09 August 2020


Police at Chase Road, Hall's Road, St Michael, August 9, 2020. (GP)

Three men are in police custody and one man escaped after officers responded to reports of gun shots being fired in the area known as The Marl Hole, in St Michael after 2 a.m. today.

A gun was also recovered in the incident where police gave chase both in vehicles and on foot.

Police said personnel from the Emergency Response Team of the Bridgetown Division responded in two mobile units.

“On arrival they encountered a vehicle with four male occupants. It was exiting from Roberts' Land, onto Halls Road in the said area. Police signaled the vehicle to stop and as officers exited their police vehicles to approach the said vehicle, one of the occupants was seen brandishing what appeared to be a gun. The driver suddenly drove off and accelerated towards them, causing them to run to evade being struck. They fired upon the vehicle,” according to a statement from police.

A chase ensued, the vehicle sped onto Halls Road, then onto Chase Gap, St Michael.

“Two of the four men jumped out of the vehicle and ran away, but they were intercepted by a police patrol along Tweedside Road. There was a confrontation between these two men and police. One of the men, who was armed with a gun, was ordered to drop the gun but instead he pointed it in the direction of the police, who fired their weapons in an effort to defend themselves.” 

Both suspects then ran through a nearby gap and police gave chase on foot. One of the men was apprehended. He was bleeding and had visible injuries.

He was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has injuries to both legs and the right arm. The firearm he had was recovered at the scene after he had thrown it a short distance away.

The other man, who was on foot, escaped.

Meanwhile, the vehicle and its two other occupants were apprehended by police along Upper Chase Gap. All three suspects are in custody.

Police are currently conducting on-scene investigations.

Anyone who would have witnessed or has any knowledge of this incident or the individuals involved may contact the Central Police station 430 7676, Criminal Investigation Department at 430-7189, police emergency 211 or Crime Stoppers 1800 8477 (TIPS). (PR)


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