Two men fatally shot during confrontation with cop in St Thomas

ST THOMAS, Jamaica – Two unidentified men were fatally shot during a confrontation with a policeman along the Yallahs main road in St Thomas on Saturday night.

A firearm was also seized during the incident.

Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that about 9:20 pm, the policeman, who is assigned to the Yallahs Police Station, was on his way home, when upon reaching a section of the roadway, two men, one of whom had a firearm, walked across the thoroughfare.

The cop stopped his vehicle and disembarked with his firearm in hand, and subsequently informed the men that he was a member of the police force.

The armed man then alleged pointed the weapon in the direction of the lawman who took evasive action and fired in their direction.

Both the armed man and his crony were shot.

The Yallahs Police were notified of the incident and the men were assisted to the hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Investigations are ongoing.

Ansray Thomas

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