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Some St Thomas cops taken off frontline duty after man killed on ganja farm

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 8:48 AM

Some members of the St Thomas Police have reportedly been taken off frontline duties following the fatal shooting of 63-year-old farmer Alvin Allen during an alleged shootout on Monday.

The police had said a team went to a four acre ganja farm in Green Castle, Bath, following reports from a resident that men in a ganja field fired shots at him.

The police said two of three men who were discovered in a shed opened fire on them and they returned the fire.

Two of the men reportedly escaped while Allen was found with gunshot wounds to his abdomen.

The police say 22 nine millimetre cartridges were recovered from the shed.

However, residents of Bath mounted several roadblocks along the main road in protest yesterday as they disputed the claims by the police.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Beresford Williams of the St Thomas Police has indicated that the incident is being investigated by detectives from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).