Firearm found in Olympic Gardens is not Gossop's

Thursday, July 04, 2013

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Detectives investigating Monday’s shooting death of police sergeant Alphanso Gossop say that the firearm found in Olympic Gardens is not the weapon taken from the policeman when he was gunned down.
Earlier reports said that a gun recovered in the community on Wednesday belonging to the murdered cop. 
“A firearm suspected to be the weapon taken from the policeman was found in an open lot in Olympic Gardens, but based on ballistic test there was no match,” Delroy Hewitt, head of St Andrew South Police Division told the Observer Thursday.
Gossop, who served the Protective Services Division, was walking home when he was ambushed and shot dead and his firearm taken.
The suspected killers were apprehended near the busy Half-Way-Tree hub in St Andrew shortly after the shooting incident.
Three suspects are still being questioned and have had their hands swabbed, but the results of forensic tests have not yet been released by police.

-Kimmo Matthews

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