Montego Bay, St James (Mckoy’s News) – Montego Bay Gunman: An armed robber who robbed a number of commuters at gunpoint in the Montego Bay Transport Centre in St James on Friday night May 19, 2017 was shot by the police following a daring chase and gun battle in downtown Montego Bay.
An illegal firearm containing several live rounds was taken from the robber who also shot and injured a civilian during his attempt to escape.
Reports are that, about 8:00 pm on Friday, several commuters who were using the Transport Centre approached a team of police and informed them that a man was robbing persons at gunpoint in the park.
The commuters secretly pointed out the armed man to the police who approached him in a bid to apprehend him.
On seeing that he was in the process of being caught, the armed robber fired at the police and ran from the Transport Centre in the directions of Creek Street.
On reaching the intersection of Creek Street and St Cleavers Avenue, the Montego Bay gunman turned and again fired at the police, this time allegedly injuring a male civilian in the process,
The police took evasive action and fired several shots hitting him to the upper body and he fell to the ground.
An illegal firearm which he was clutching was taken from him. He and the wounded civilian were rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was admitted in serious condition under police guard and the civilian admitted in stable condition.
The Barnett Street and Freeport police are now investigating.