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Gunmen engage police in shootout after Stony Hill murder

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 3:30 PM
Security guard Albert Joseph who was shot and killed by gunmen at a store in Stony Hill, St Andrew on December 11, 2019 - Contributed photo

A manhunt is now on for gunmen who shot and killed a security guard at a store in Stony Hill, St Andrew last night and later challenged the police in a shoot-out.

It is reported that the men entered the store about 7:15 p.m. and opened fire on the security guard in full view of shoppers.

The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old Albert Joseph of an Old Golden String Road address. 

The gunmen then fled the scene in a car but were intercepted by cops in the vicinity of the Constant Spring Police Station, which is located nearby.

A firefight reportedly then ensued and the men ran, leaving behind an illegal gun and the getaway vehicle.

The firearm and the car were seized by the police.

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