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INDECOM investigating shooting death of district constable in Old Harbour

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:07 PM

The Independent Commission Of Investigations (INDECOM) is appealing for persons who may have witnessed last Friday's shooting of a district constable in Old Harbour, St Catherine to come forward with information although it appears the shooting was an accident.

The District Constable 27-year-old Duran Smith was shot while visiting the home of one of his colleagues at the Aviary Housing Scheme in Old Harbour.

He died in hospital yesterday.

INDECOM deputy commissioner Hamish Campbell says initial reports suggests that a policewoman was firing at another person when she missed and shot the district constable who was attached to the Spanish Town Missing Persons Unit in St Catherine.

 

Deputy Commissioner of INDECOM, Hamish Campbell

Meanwhile, a police sergeant was shot dead in Caymanas, Gregory Park, St Catherine this morning.

He has been identified as sergeant Neville Bryan who was attached to the police emergency centre.

The police say the incident occurred some time after 2 this morning while the sergeant was leaving an event.

He was reportedly sitting in a car with two females when men wearing masks ambushed and shot him.