Jodi-Ann Gilpin,Gleaner Writer
Preliminary investigations into the case of an alleged friendly fire incident, which took place along the Blackwood Gardens Housing Scheme in Old Harbour, St Catherine, recently, suggest that a team of police officers might have committed a breach.
A senior police investigator connected to the Anti-Corruption Branch, who asked to remain anonymous, said the authorities were still waiting for official reports.
"Well, from what we know, firing took place from both vehicles but we are still awaiting the ballistics report before we make any pronouncements," he said.
"Both vehicles were unmarked. However, one team was on an intelligence-driven assignment. It is still questionable if the other team of police officers were actually on an assignment. It's a delicate issue, so I wouldn't want to divulge much but that is what we have found so far," he said.
It was reported that the friendly fire incident took place at the Old Harbour-located housing scheme on October 2.
Reports are that two police teams went to investigate a quantity of cocaine that had washed up at a nearby beach when police who were travelling in unmarked vehicles opened fire at each other, resulting in two lawmen being shot.