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Dead gunman in Hunt’s Bay Police Station shooting identified

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:07 PM
Police personnel cross yellow tape used to cordon off an area at Three Miles in St Andrew where a man was shot and killed after he fired shots at another man near the Hunts Bay Police Station yesterday. – Ian Allen Photo

The police have identified the man killed during yesterday’s shooting incident at the Hunt’s Bay Police Station as Jason Campbell otherwise called 'Shadow' of a Waterhouse address.

The police say they also recovered a ballistic vest, a Glock pistol and 23 rounds of ammunition.

Campbell was reportedly one of two men who attacked a man who was leaving the police station, where he had gone to report as part of his bail condition, shortly after 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

Head of the Criminal Investigation Bureau Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ealan Powell, says the two gunmen came up and opened fire hitting the man.

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He says police personnel at the station heard the gunfire and responded.

According to Powell, a fire-fight ensued and one of the attackers was shot.

Both men were taken to hospital where the gunman was pronounced dead and the other man admitted.

A woman travelling in the vicinity at the time was also injured.

ACP Powell says a manhunt is on to find the accomplice who escaped.