Jamaica News, April 9, 2018 – Gunmen Open Fire on Police in St James
St James, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – The St James police have reported that they are now carrying out a number of searches and vehicular spot checks, along sections of the Orange main road in the parish, following an incident where a team of police officers narrowly missed being killed by armed men traveling in a motor vehicle on Sunday afternoon.
According to the police, on Sunday, April 8, a funeral proceedings was being held for a man who was shot and killed by teenage gunmen, at the entrance to the Sangster’s International Airport in Montego Bay in early February.
The police posted several patrols along sections of Orange main road leading to and from the Cemetery.
Shortly after 2:00 p.m., they saw a motor car with four men on board traveling along the roadway and signalled the driver to stop. Instead of complying, the men in the vehicle brandished handguns and opened fire on the police party.
Luckily none of the officers were shot. The gunfire was returned and the gunmen sped away from the scene and managed to escape.
Despite a State of Public Emergency been imposed on the parish of St James, armed gunmen still continue to wreak havoc on residents, and despite heavy joint military presence, over fifteen murders have been recorded under the State of Emergency so far