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Cop surrenders after allegedly killing brother at dinner

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

A police constable attached to the Sav-la-mar Police Station in Westmoreland has been arrested in connection with the murder of his brother, 36-year-old Mark Bernard a labourer of Hatfield District in the parish.

It is reported that around 4 p.m yesterday, Valentine's Day, the cop and his brother were having dinner at home in Hatfield with both parents when an argument developed.

The parents reportedly intervened, however, the policeman pulled his licensed firearm and fired hitting Bernard in the forehead.

He died on the spot.

The cop then reportedly drove to the Sav-la-mar police station and surrendered.

Investigators say the policeman’s licensed firearm has been seized and statements are being collected from alleged witnesses.

A probe is also being undertaken by the Independent Commission of Investigations.