KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police have confirmed that two officers are in custody and another has fled the island following the murder of 49-year-old Phillip Wallace.
Wallace was fatally shot in Red Hills on Saturday morning. Police believe the killing is linked to an alleged bribery deal.
In a digital press conference on Monday, Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, said local police are currently working with its international partners in an effort to return the cop to the island.
"I can assure you that the person who fled the island will be returned and justice will be done in this matter," said DCP Bailey.
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the Major Investigation Division (MID) and the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are investigating the matter.
Investigations are said to be well advanced and the police say they remain committed in bringing the people responsible for Wallace's murder to justice.
Reports are that at about 10:41 am on Saturday, Wallace was in his community on Green Glide Close in St Andrew, when a white Toyota Axio motorcar drove up. Three men alighted from the vehicle and opened fire on Wallace.
OBSERVER ONLINE understands that the three officers mentioned in the case allegedly requested $100,000 from Wallace following a raid some days before. A sum of money was allegedly provided but it is believed the policemen wanted more.
A report was subsequently made to the Constant Spring Police Station and an investigation launched.