The Tivoli Gardens police post reportedly came under siege this morning, as gunmen with high-powered weapons fired on the building.
It reportedly happened after Tivoli resident, 17-year-old Tevin Gordon was shot dead allegedly by the police in Building 12.
According to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, the attack on the police reportedly lasted for more than 45 minutes.
Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Clifford Blake, says police personnel are still inside the police post despite the attack.
Police claim that the group of males are part of a gang called Young Generation which reportedly attacked and fired shots at a police post in Tivoli Gardens after one of their own, a 19-year-old man, was fatally shot by cops during an operation.
This video has provided evidence that men with high powered weapons were in fact shooting at the police and runs counter to claims made by residents that lawmen were firing at themselves, said Howard Chambers, superintendent in charge of the division.
Police report that a team of officers went to the area Friday morning and saw a group of men who were acting in a suspicious manner. The lawmen reportedly approached the men and came under fire, the head of the division told Loop News.
Police said the fire was returned and the teen fatally shot. Minutes later, the Tivoli Gardens police post came under attack by men with high powered weapons.
The shooting triggered an angry protest in the area and on Spanish Town Road.
"Kill them kill the youth in cold blood," one of the angry protestors told Loop News.