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INDECOM probes death of alleged Clarendon gunman

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2015 | 9:03 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is probing the shooting death of an alleged gunman in Clarendon on Thursday night by an off-duty policeman.

The dead man has been identified as 26-year-old Lushane Jones otherwise known as 'Jesus' or 'Boysie'.

INDECOM says about 8:30 Thursday night the off-duty policeman was on his way home in the Glenmuir Housing Scheme when he received reports from residents that a robbery was taking place at the premises where he resides.

He reportedly responded immediately.

Allegations are that two men engaged the policeman and a shootout ensued.

One of the men was shot and injured while the other escaped.

A firearm was reportedly recovered at the scene.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The police say preliminary investigations indicate Jones was wanted for questioning by the May Pen Police in relation to two gun-related incidents.

INDECOM says the policeman was briefly interviewed and served with a notice to furnish it with an account of the incident.

It further says the policeman’s service weapon was taken out of circulation and packaged for submission to the Government Forensic Laboratory for analysis.