Paul-Andre Walker and Karlene O'Connor, Gleaner Writers
A MANHUNT is currently under way for 24-year-old Gordon after he reportedly shot and injured three policemen at the Frankfield Police Station in Clarendon Sunday night.
Reports coming from the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) are that around 8:00 p.m. Sunday, policemen from the Frankfield Police Station unsuccessfully attempted to transport Gordon to May Pen from his holding area.
It is reported that Gordon, said to be of unsound mind, disarmed one of the policemen and in a struggle, shot and injured three before making good his escape.
One of the policemen was shot in the neck, one in the leg and the other in the abdomen.
Constable Christopher Donaldson and District Constable Owen Grant are reported to be in stable condition, while Sergeant Phillip Pingue is said to be in serious condition.
Armed and dangerous
The CCN is warning the public that Gordon, armed with Grant's service revolver, is dangerous and it would be prudent to call Operation Kingfish at 811, Crime Stop at 311, 119 or the nearest police station if any information surrounding him becomes known.
"We are asking them (the residents) to look out for him, or if they see him to call the police," said Constable Fitz Lloyd of the Frankfield Police Station.
The CCN is also reminding the public that harbouring fugitives is an offence.
Responding to questions about whether there was a breach of protocol leading to the escape, Deputy Superintendent Cleon March explained that the investigation was still at an early stage.
"This is something that only an investigation could tell and since this situation is just a day old we wouldn't be able to tell if there was a breach of protocol. It is a process and we are currently collecting data, even from those involved. You must realise they have been shot and that will take some time," explained DSP March.