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West Kingston Enquiry: Cop recounts gunmen's laughter after ambushing police

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 10:50 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
Senior Superintendent Colin Pinnock was testifying before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry about the May 23, 2010 incident in which Sergeant Wayne Henriques and Constable Jason Davis were shot and killed.

A high-ranking police officer this morning recounted how heavily-armed gunmen laughed after they ambushed a group of policemen and women along Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew in 2010 and sprayed them with bullets for about 20 minutes.

Senior Superintendent Colin Pinnock was testifying before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry about the May 23, 2010 incident in which Sergeant Wayne Henriques and Constable Jason Davis were shot and killed.

Pinnock explained that the deceased were among a team that had gone to the area to rescue two of their colleagues.

SSP Pinnock said he and members of his team were moving tactically alongside the wall opposite Excelsior High School when the gunmen pounced.

He told the commission how he tried to comfort the wounded policemen before they were transported to the University Hospital of the West Indies where they were pronounced dead.

He recalled one of the gunmen shouting as they laughed with each other.

 

Senior Superintendent of police Colin Pinnock

He told the commission that six other police personnel were also shot in the incident and that more than 100 spent shells were recovered at the scene.

SSP Pinnock also testified that gunmen in Nannyville along Mountain View Avenue offered to help the police.

 

Senior Superintendent of police Colin Pinnock

Pinnock said a female Corporal and a Constable, who were involved in the incident, resigned from the JCF shortly after.