Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: Detectives attached to the Savannah la mar CIB Department in Westmoreland, have now commenced a full-scale probe surrounding the shooting death of a police officer in the parish on Sunday night, August 19th.
Dead is 42-year-old Constable Rohan Bucknor who is attached to the Little London Police Department.
Reports by the Westmoreland police are that shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, Constable Bucknor who resided in Hartford district, went to a barber shop in the neighbouring community of Petersfield to get a haircut.
He was sitting inside the barber shop watching “Digicel Rising Star” when one man wearing a mask entered the establishment.
The masked man brandished a handgun and opened fire hitting Constable Bucknor to his upper body before escaping on a waiting motorcycle.
The police were summoned and upon arrival, the wounded Constable was rushed to the Savanna-la-mar hospital, where he was pronounced dead,
Upon visiting the community, our news team was informed that, Constable Bucknor who had been serving over 20 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, was a well-respected member of his community.
Condolences are now pouring in from other members of the he Jamaica Constabulary Force.