Alleged robbers shot, one fatally, by cops in downtown Kingston
UP to press time last night police investigators were yet to release the identities of two men who were shot, one fatally, during an incident early Sunday morning on Beckford Street in downtown Kingston.
Reports reaching the Jamaica Observer are that sometime after 4:00 am the men broke into a wholesale and stole several items.
The police were alerted and reportedly greeted with gunfire when they arrived on the scene. The fire was returned, and when the shooting ended the two men were found with gunshot wounds.
They were taken to hospital where one was pronounced dead while the other was admitted under police guard.
A firearm was reportedly taken from one of the men.
When our news team arrived on the scene, police investigators and representatives of Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) were seen conducting their investigations.
The police have reported that they seized 18 firearms, including three rifles, in the first week of 2024.
According to the cops, almost half of the 18 were seized in Police Area Three, with St Elizabeth and Clarendon accounting for eight illegal weapons now off the streets.
The Corporate Area divisions of St Andrew North and St Andrew Central account for another six of the seizures while the streets of St James are now safer following the seizure of four guns.
Ten persons have been taken into custody in connection with these seizures.