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Alleged gunman shot dead while fleeing scene of shooting

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was yesterday shot dead by the police while reportedly attempting to flee the scene of a shooting on Elgin Street in Kingston.

The police said a Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing six 9mm cartridges was also seized.

Dead is 27-year-old Cedric Thomas of Albert Street, Kingston 14.

According to the lawmen, Thomas challenged an officer, who spotted him about 3:10 pm with a gun in hand, after he allegedly shot and injured a man.

He was shot by the officer and later succumbed to his injuries at hospital.

The police said the matter was reported to the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC) and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) who are investigating.


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