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Update: Police constable shot dead in St Elizabeth
2013-01-25 08:26:21 | (0 Comments)
Commandant of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) James Golding says the shooting death of a special constable in St. Elizabeth yesterday, is added proof that criminals are not afraid to attack and kill the Police.
Special Constable Troy Foster, who was attached to the Black River police station in St. Elizabeth was reportedly killed in a shootout with gunmen.
Reports reaching the The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre are that about 6.15 last evening, the constable was part of a team on mobile patrol through Malvern in St. Elizabeth, when they stopped to search a group of men.
The police say on their approach one of the men pulled a firearm and fired at the police team.
The police reportedly returned the fire and one of the alleged gunmen, Tyrone Edmond, otherwise called ‘Chevy’ of a Kingston address, was hit.
The police say a semi-automatic pistol was recovered from the scene.
Edmond was reportedly before the courts for a murder committed in Top Hill, St. Elizabeth in 2010.
Following the incident yesterday, Commandant Golding expressed condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Special Constable Foster on behalf of the Island Special Constabulary Force.
However, he said despite the tragedy, the force remains resolute in its mission statement to serve, protect and reassure.
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Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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