A policeman assigned to the St Catherine North division has been hospitalised with bullet wounds after he was attacked in Old Harbour, St Catherine.
The incident is reported to have occurred sometime after midnight on West Street.
The corporal was shot several times, including in the neck.
He is said to be in critical condition.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force Corporate Communications Unit says the policeman shot one of his attacker.
The circumstances which led to the attack are not yet known.