17-year-old Teenage Gunman Shot and Injured by Police in Westmoreland

Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: A 17-year-old teenage boy was shot and injured by members of a police party on Monday morning, June 11, after he reportedly challenged them in a shootout at an area in Orange Hill in the parish of Westmoreland.

The police have also reported that the 17-year-old alleged gunman, has since been treated at hospital and was presently handed over to the police.

Reports by the police are that about 5:30 a.m. on Monday, a team of police officers armed with a search warrant went to a house in the Orange Hill area in search of a wanted man known as “Roach”.

The police further stated that on reaching the premises they came under heavy gunfire from men on the inside of the house.  Minutes later, the teenage boy was seen running from the house while allegedly firing on the police.

The fire was returned and the 17-year-old teenager was shot and injured.  The other men managed to escape in bushes. A team from the Westmoreland CIB Department and a team from the Independent Commission of Investigation are presently still on the scene carrying out investigations.


By Henry Bucknor

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