One of the gunmen who attacked a female police inspector and her daughters in a home invasion on Tuesday night died as a result of gunfire that was returned by the cop in the incident.
The cop and her two daughters were shot and injured in the attack at her home in Morris Meadows, Portmore, St Catherine.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Derrick Knight, who is in charge of Area Five, disclosed that the attack is suspected to have been spurred by the death of a man identified as 23-year-old Raheem Chantiloupe, who was fatally shot during a confrontation with a police team in Naggo Head in the parish about 3:00 pm.
Chantiloupe had been on a murder charge.
Reports are that about 8:20 pm, three men invaded the family’s home and opened gunfire, injuring the female police inspector and her two daughters —one of whom is a police officer.
The policewoman is reported to have returned gunfire and one man, suspected to be one of the gunmen who invaded her home, was found dead in the aftermath of the incident. He remains unidentified. Initial reports were that the man was found injured and taken to hospital.
The other suspects reportedly escaped nearby. The Inspectorate of the Constabulary and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are now probing his death.
Meanwhile, the threat level against the Police has been elevated to extreme in the aftermath of attacks against at least three police officers at their home in recent weeks and several other incidents in which police officers on patrol were fired on.
Extreme means that attacks against police officers, on or off duty, are imminent.