Jamaica News, April 10, 2018 – Several Men Taken into Custody after Gunmen Shoot JDF Soldier
S James, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Our news team has been informed that joint military teams have taken a number of men into custody for questioning and processing, following the shooting of a JDF soldier in Retirement, St James on Monday night.
We were also informed that the soldier who was shot in the lower body is currently out of danger and is in stable condition at hospital.
Investigators pointed out that none of the men who were picked up have been charged in relation to the shooting, but they all will be going through a series of interrogation.
During the course of Monday night into Tuesday morning, joint teams attached to the Jamaica Defence Force and the Jamaican Constabulary Force were deployed in the Retirement area, in search of a lone gunman who reportedly shot and wounded the JDF soldier.
The wounded JDF soldier is currently attached to the Third Battalion of the Jamaica Defence Force and is also an active Guidance Counselor at the Knockalva Agriculture High School in Hanover.
Gunmen Shoot JDF Soldier: Reports are that, shortly after 8:50 p.m. on Monday, the Soldier drove to his home in the Retirement Community. He drove his Subaru Impreza motor car into his yard, parked the vehicle and was in the process of walking toward his house when he was ambushed by a lone gunman.
The gunman opened fire hitting him to the lower section of his body, but the victim who is also a licensed firearm holder pulled his licensed firearm and challenged the gunman.
The gunman made good his escape on foot in the area while the wounded soldier raised an alarm. He was assisted to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was treated and admitted.