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Cop kills man who attacks with board

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations has started a probe into a case in which a man was fatally shot by the police yesterday after he allegedly attacked them with a piece of board.

Dead is 34-year-old Phillip Grant of Spring Bank district, Port Antonio, in Portland.

Police reports are that about 6 a.m., a team responded to a dispute at the premises where they were attacked by Grant. One of the cops was hit in the face.

In his defence, the policeman shot Grant.

Grant and the injured cop were taken to hospital, where the civilian was pronounced dead and the officer treated and released.