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Jamaican Cop allegedly kills wife in Christmas Day dispute
Policeman kills mother of his child in domestic dispute
A St. James based policeman has been taken into custody in relation to the fatal shooting of his child’s mother yesterday.
Dead is 33 year old businesswoman Terry Ann Steer, of Bogue Village in Montego Bay.
Head of the St. James Police SSP Steve McGregor says investigators are looking at the incident, as a homicide.
Reports are that on Christmas Day, the Constable went to Steer’s home to visit with his one year old daughter.
An argument reportedly developed between the cop and Steer, which escalated into a physical altercation.
The police man reportedly pulled his licensed firearm and shot Steer in the chest. He then fled the scene.
Steer was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The couple’s daughter, as well as Steer’s 17 year old son, who were at home at the time of the incident, were not hurt.
SSP McGregor says the accused cop later turned himself over to the police and surrendered his firearm.
He says the police have not listed the case as a murder, because further investigations need to be conducted into the circumstances under which the couple became embroiled in the fight.
Its alleged that Steer threw water on the officer and attacked him with an object, causing the cop to act in self defence.
The matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (Indecom).