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Cop found dead, suspected suicide

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 10:09 AM

A police corporal attached to the Claremont police station in St Ann is suspected to have committed suicide at his home in Exchange around 8 p.m. Sunday.

Head of the St Ann Police, Superintendent Gary Francis, speaking with The Gleaner from the scene confirmed that the corporal was shot dead.

However, he said while suicide is suspected, investigations would have to be carried out to ascertain the real circumstances surrounding the death.

Meanwhile, the St Ann police seized two firearm in the parish in less than 24 hours.

A 9mm firearm with one round of ammunition was seized around midnight Saturday, during an attempted robbery in St Ann’s Bay, 

On Sunday, a .38 pistol with five rounds was seized and one man arrested during a police operation at Carib Heights in Ocho Rios.