One Shot Dead, Another Shot and Injured By Police, in Rose Heights, St James

Latest Jamaica News, St James (McKoy’s News): One man was fatally shot, and another shot and injured, after they confronted members of a police party in Rose Heights, St James, on Thursday night, September 5.

The dead man has been identified as Vic Oshane Sterling, otherwise called “Pe-Pe”, unemployed of Rose Heights, while another 22-year-old man of the same address, has been admitted to hospital in serious condition.

Reports by the police are that about 8:15 p.m., a team of officers attached to the St James Special Operations Unit were on patrol along a section of Rose Heights main road, when they came upon a group of men.

Upon seeing the police, the men started to act in a suspicious manner, and one of the men pulled a firearm and pointed it at the police.

The lawmen took evasive actions and opened fire hitting the man with the firearm, while the other men ran from the scene.

When the shooting subsided, Sterling and the other man were found suffering from gunshot wounds. A browning single-action pistol, with a magazine containing two live rounds, was taken from Sterling.

The lawmen were in the process of transporting both men to the Cornwall Regional Hospital when they were attacked by community members, who hurled missiles at the service vehicle.

Both men were taken to hospital where Sterling was pronounced dead, and the other man admitted under police guard. In the meanwhile, angry residents who say the men were shot in cold blood, mounted several roadblocks in the community and protested the fatal shooting.

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