A policeman on suspension from duty was shot dead by a colleague of his who reportedly responded to a criminal attack by a group of men, including three cops, in Spanish Town, St Catherine late on Saturday night.
Reports are that just before midnight, an off-duty cop’s attention was drawn to a shooting incident at a social event at Chedwin Park in Inswood, St Catherine, in which a man – Sheldon Daley, otherwise called ‘Junior Biggs’ - was killed, reportedly by a group of men including three cops who have been on suspension from the Mobile Reserve.
The off-duty cop, who observed the shooting, pursued a Nissan AD Wagon motorcar in which the attackers were traveling, resulting in a shootout with the men that ended at the corner of Job Lane and Brunswick Avenue in Spanish Town.
At the end of the exchange, one of the allegedly escaping policemen was shot and killed, another was held, and the third cop escaped.
The getaway car ended up crashing into another vehicle at the intersection.
An unidentified male occupant of the other crashed car was also shot and killed in the exchange of gunfire.
Five guns - three Glock pistols, a .45 pistol, and a Browning 9mm pistol - were seized from the vehicle in which the ‘rogue’ cops were traveling.