Possible reprisal: Police on gun attack of inspector, daughters at Pormore home
Head of the Police Area Five, Assistant Commissioner of Police Derrick Knight, says last night’s attack on three women, two of whom are members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), suggests that it was a reprisal shooting.
A police inspector and her two daughters, a 17-year-old and a 23-year-old, who is also a cop, were attacked in a home invasion around 8:20 in Portmore, St Catherine.
The police say the policewomen were shot and injured while the 17-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet.
The policewomen's injuries are not considered life-threatening.
A statement this afternoon from the JCF’s Constabulary Communication Network quotes ACP Knight as saying that the attack is suspected to have been spurred by the death of a man who was fatally shot during a confrontation with the police earlier in the day.
Twenty-three-year-old Raheem Chantiloupe was shot and killed in Naggo Head around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.
The police say he had been charged with murder.
The police say the inspector and her daughters were able to survive the attack due to the senior cop’s evasive action to repel the gunfire.
Following the firefight, the police say a man suspected to be involved in the attack was found wounded in the area.
He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He has since been identified as Kayon Edwards otherwise called Salt Fish, a resident of Little Lane in Central Village.
Edwards was a person of interest in relation to two murders in the area.
This afternoon, in an update on Twitter, the JCF reported that a second suspect, who turned up at hospital suffering from gunshot wounds, was taken into custody.
He's also of a Little Lane address.
The police are searching for a third suspect who goes by the alias Bulbie, a resident of Twickenham Gardens in St Catherine.