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INDECOM team and police attacked on Oliver Road, cop shot

Published:Monday | March 30, 2015 | 12:58 PM

A policeman was shot and injured as a team from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and members of the security forces tried to process the scene of an alleged police killing on Oliver Road in Kingston this morning

According to INDECOM, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were on mobile patrol when an alleged confrontation with the unidentified deceased occurred at approximately 11 o'clock last night.

It adds that while the officers were placing the man into the vehicle for transportation to a hospital, a crowd of people who were attending a party in the vicinity allegedly attacked the JCF members by hurling stones in their direction. 

Hours later at about two o'clock, INDECOM says while the scene was being processed, its team and the police personnel came under heavy gunfire forcing the teams to leave the scene. 

The injured policeman is being treated in hospital.

INDECOM says efforts are being made to return to the scene to continue processing.

The agency is advising residents that the first step in the investigative procedure is the processing of the incident scene, and there is no value to preventing the processing from taking place.

Meanwhile, INDECOM says while attempting to leave the scene to the Elleston Road Police Station, two police service vehicles were reportedly involved in collisions which resulted in one member of the JCF sustaining broken bones.