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UPDATE: Liguanea shooter identified as a policeman

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 1:42 PM
Police investigators at the scene where a woman was accidentally shot by a licensed firearm holder in Liguanea, St Andrew - Norman Grindley photo

The police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that the licensed firearm holder who accidentally shot a woman in Liguanea, St Andrew this morning is a policeman.

In a statement, the CCU said the incident has since been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations and the Bureau of Special Investigations.

It said the injured woman is receiving treatment in hospital.

It's reported that about 8:30 the policeman pulled his gun on a windscreen wiper and opened fire.

The bullet missed him and hit the woman, who was assisted by a medical doctor and bystanders who came onto the scene.

This morning, windscreen wiper, Christopher Rhoden, told The Gleaner his side of the story.

Rhoden said he approached the man's car and attempted to wipe his windscreen but he would not allow it.

"Him select up him gun, so mi say, 'bossy what dat fah, a wah yuh a go do? Kill mi inna de mawnin ya?' Him say him nah tek no check from no man,”.

He said the driver then parked at a gas station, exited the car and chased him.

“Run him a run mi dung now, and select the gun, and fire it … and it (the bullet) end up in a woman right over deh soh; fi nutten at all,” Rhoden alleged.

The Gleaner attempted to speak with the policeman but he refused to answer questions.

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