Two Gunmen Shot & Killed by Police Officers in St James
Two men were shot and killed after they allegedly engaged a police team in a shootout in St James on Saturday afternoon.
One of the men has been identified as Shacardo Malcolm of Five Miles, Irwin in St James. The other remains unidentified.
Reports are that about 1:45 p.m., a team of police officers was on patrol in the Irwin Heights area of the parish that is under a state of emergency, when they were shot at by men who then ran off.
The police gave chase and during an ensuing gun battle, the two men were shot.
They were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The police reported recovering a handgun from the scene.
The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) has commenced an investigation into the incident.