Robber Shot Dead in Robbery Attempt; Passengers Injured

A robber is now dead and two others left nursing gunshot wounds following a robbery attempt on a bus yesterday morning.

The dead man is identified as 23-year-old Kingsley Gunter, otherwise called ‘Gummy’, of First Street, Trench Town,  Kingston 12.

According to reports, the bus was travelling along Spanish Town Road when Gunter, posing as a passenger on the coaster bus brandished a firearm and opened fire on passengers.

The incident occurred along Spanish Town Road about 5:45 am.

A licensed firearm holder, who was wounded, returned gunfire and Gunter was hit.

The police were summoned and up on arrival Gunter, the licensed firearm holder and the conductor of the bus were seen with gunshot wounds. They were assisted to hospital where Gunter was pronounced dead, the conductor and the license fire arm holder received treatment and were released.

A .38 Smith and Wesson revolver with four rounds of ammunition was taken from Gunter.