Man Shot Dead During Robbery by Off Duty Policeman in Barbican
The man who was fatally shot by an off duty policeman in Barbican, St Andrew on Friday was wanted for questioning in relation to several murders, rape and other serious crimes which were committed in and around the Corporate Area, the police are reporting.
He has since been identified as Peter Campbell o/c Peanut, a resident of a Barbican address.
Reports from the Corporate Communication Unit (CCU), are that at about 10:30 p.m., Campbell went to a section of Barbican Road where he held up a number of persons and was about to rob them when residents in the area raised an alarm.
Reports are that an off duty policeman, who was in the area, heard the distress call and responded.
Allegations are that Campbell opened fire at the policeman. A shootout ensued, the police said, and Campbell was fatally shot.
A 9mm pistol was recovered from the scene, the police said.
Since the incident detectives from the St Andrew North and the St Andrew Central Division have since come out to state that Campbell was wanted for questioning in relation to a number of serious crimes, including murders, in their divisions.
Detectives also from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences (CISOCA) are also reporting that Campbell was wanted for questioning in a rape case.
Officers from the CCU while giving an update on the investigation did not address reports from sources that the policeman was injured during the shootout.