Jamaica Crime News, St James: A team attached to the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM), has now launched an investigation surrounding an incident where a police officer was forced to open fire on a public passenger vehicle in Montego Bay, St James on Wednesday afternoon, September 19.
Reports by the police are that about 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the police officer was carrying out traffic duties along the Howard Cook Boulevard, in the vicinity of the Freeport Police Station, when he saw the driver of Noah Bus making an illegal U-turn.
It is further reported that the lawman signaled the bus driver to stop and he failed to comply, and allegedly drove the vehicle in the directions of the officer.
The policeman moved out of the way, pulled his service pistol and fired several shots, hitting the fender and wheel of the vehicle.
The driver who hails from Hopewell in Hanover was forced to stop and was immediately taken into custody.
Our news team also learned from a police officer, that the Noah bus was being used as a robot taxi and is owned by an ex-Police Corporal who also hails from Hanover.
In the meanwhile, several motorists who claimed to have witnessed the incident stated that, the bus driver did not attempt to run over the officer and also that the policeman had no reason firing at a public passenger vehicle in that manner.
Luckily, none of the passengers traveling in the vehicle were injured.