Update: Police Kill Three Alleged Gunmen in Salt Spring, St James
St.James,Jamaica (Mckoys News)- Police Kill Three Alleged Gunmen: Three men have been fatally shot and killed by the police, and two illegal firearms seized in Salt Spring, St James, on Thursday morning.
Those killed have been identified as Christopher Thorpe, Omar Sawyers, and O’Neil Jeffery Robinson, all of Salt Spring addresses.
The Freeport police have reported that at about 5:30 on Thursday morning, a team of police attached to the Mobile Reserves, went to a section of the Salt Spring community in search of armed men.
It is further reported by the police that on approaching premises at a section of the community known as Doonie Corner, they came under heavy gunfire from a group of armed men. The fire was returned, and several armed men were seen escaping in bushes.
On searching the premises, Thorpe, Sawyers and Robinson, were all found suffering from gunshot wounds. Two of the men were also found clutching two 9mm semi automatic pistols, containing several live rounds.
The Chairman of INDECOM ,Western Division, Errol Chateau, told reporters that INDECOM is now investigating this latest shooting, and so far, he has seen that the officers went to the premises armed with a warrant, and based on investigations, it would appear that they were acting according to law.