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Robber disarmed, shot; hospitalised under police guard

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 2:59 PM

An alleged robber was disarmed and shot by his intended victim early this morning in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

The alleged robber, whose identity is being withheld, has been hospitalised under police guard.

The Spanish Town police say a Beretta pistol with a magazine containing nine 9mm cartridges was handed over to them.

Reports are that about 5:15 a.m., a man was walking along Essex Drive in Spanish Town when he was held up at gunpoint by a man who demanded money.

A struggle ensued and an explosion was heard.

The alleged gunman ran, leaving behind the firearm, which was handed over to the Spanish Town Police.

Shortly after, a team was summoned to Essex Drive where a man was seen with gunshot wound.

The man was assisted to hospital where he was searched and an additional  thirty-two 9mm cartridges found inside one of his pants pockets.

He is admitted to hospital under police guard.

Investigations into the incident continue.