Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: The Withorne police in the parish of Westmoreland are now asking members of the public for their assistance, to identify one of two men who was shot and killed, after he reportedly challenged members of a police patrol in a shootout in the area on Wednesday morning, May 23.
The lawmen have indicated that, an illegal firearm was seized at the scene.
Reports by the police are that about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, officers were on Patrol in the Withorne are when they saw the two men acting in a suspicious manner.
Upon seeing the lawmen approaching, the men brandished handguns and opened fire at the police. The fire was returned and during the exchange, one of the men was shot while the other gunman made his escape in the area on foot.
The police seized a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol loaded with several live rounds from the gunman.
He was later transported to the Savanna-la-mar hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A joint military team is now searching sections of the community for the other armed man.
By Henry Bucknor