Mentally Deranged Man Shot Dead by Police Officer in Alexandria, St Ann
A mentally ill man was shot dead on Sunday by police officers after responding to a domestic dispute in Alexandria, St Ann.
According to reports, the deceased identified as 30-year-old Winston Grant of Clysdale in Alexandria attacked a police officer with a machete and caused damages to their service vehicle.
It is understood that Grant’s sister alerted the authorities after being threatened by the deceased. Upon arrival at approximately 9 am, the mentally deranged man allegedly chopped one of the officers on his leg while he alighted from the service vehicle.
The man apparently became more agitated and proceeded to attack the service vehicle then attempted to attack the policeman again. This led one of the officers to pull his weapon and open fire on the machete-wielding man.
The injured officer and Grant were taken to the hospital, where Grant succumbed to his injuries, while the officer received treatment and was sent home.