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Gunman killed, cop injured in downtown Kingston shooting

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A police constable was shot and injured and his alleged attacker shot dead during a confrontation on Orange Street in downtown Kingston early this morning.

The constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said a 9mm pistol, along with four 9mm rounds of ammunition, was seized.

Dead is 34-year-old Nicholas Henry of Devon Avenue, Kingston.

According to CCU, the constable and his team were patrolling the downtown area about 3:00 am when Henry was seen acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion.

However, after attempting to accost the gunman, he reportedly opened fire hitting the constable.

The Inspectorate of Constabulary is investigating.

CCU said the Independent Commission of Investigation has also been informed of the incident.

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