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Police officer Shot Dead by Gunmen in Central Village, St Catherine
A police officer was shot dead in Central Village, St Catherine late Monday night.
The police constable, whose name is being withheld, was attached to the Mobile Reserve.
Reports are that at about 9:05 pm, the cop, who was off duty at the time, was walking along Hamilton Drive in Central Village when he was attacked and shot.
Criminals who carried out the attack, it is reported, escaped from the area.
Residents who heard the explosions raised an alarm.
Police responded and, during a search of the area, the injured policeman was found.
He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
More details later.