Two policemen are dead and two others are in hospital, with at least one – a senior officer – in serious, life-threatening condition following an early morning attack by criminals in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Friday.
Reports are that a police team from the St Catherine North division went to a premises in a Spanish Town community at about 5 am on an operation, and came under heavy gunfire from inside the premises.
Further reports are that four of the policemen were shot and injured in the shooting.
They were rushed to a medical facility, where two of the policemen were pronounced dead
The front of a police bullet-proof vest with gunshot piercings from the fatal Friday morning attack on cops in Spanish Town, St Catherine.
A police team that was responding to a call for assistance from the officers who were under attack also experienced misfortune when the unit in which they were travelling crashed on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine.
The back of a police bullet-proof vest with gunshot piercings from the fatal attack on cops in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Friday morning.
FULL AUDIO & VISUAL WITH THE SHOOT OUT BETWEEN GUNMEN AND POLICE
This is the first voice note that got leaked.
This is the second voice note.
This is the police vehicle that was turn over due to heavy gun fire
The Jamaica Observer went on the scene and everyone is in shock right now.
A detective corporal and a constable were fatally shot, while a superintendent and a district constable were left nursing gunshot wounds, after gunmen opened fire on a vehicle carrying five members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in Spanish Town, St Catherine last night, the police have confirmed.Two of the officers are in critical condition, the police said. One of the vehicles responding to the appeal for reinforcements overturned.Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson says the police are following strong leads in relation to the shooting incident in Horizon Park this morning, which left two police officers dead and several others being treated for injuries.READ MORE: https://bit.ly/3hoLSgP
Posted by The Jamaica Observer on Friday, June 12, 2020