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Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Members of the police Scene of Crime team investigate while employees of a funeral home remove a body found at an open lot metres from Jamaica House yesterday.


Policeman shot, two alleged gunmen killed in Clarendon crossfire


Up to press time yesterday, two men killed in an alleged shoot-out with members of the police team in Dampie, Clarendon, had not been identified.

The Gleaner was told that a police team was conducting an operation in the Dampie area, near Palmers Cross, when they were greeted with gunfire.

The police returned fire and when the shooting ended, two men were found with gunshot wounds and two firearms taken from them.

A member of the police team was also left nursing a bullet wound to the leg.

They were taken to hospital where the two men were pronounced dead and the policeman, a constable, admitted.


Body found metres from Jamaica House


Detectives assigned to the St Andrew Central Criminal Investigation Branch are urging members of the public to assist them in identifying the body of a man found yesterday at an open lot on Hope Road, almost directly across from Jamaica House.

Reports are that around 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, residents discovered the body and called the cops.

The body was in a decomposed state with bruises and a major wound to the head.


Cops vow crackdown on illegally modified vehicles


The Police High Command has issued a warning to motorists who have installed flashing lights and/or sirens on their vehicles.

The warning comes ahead of what the High Command says is the launch of a new phase of its focus on public order, safety and traffic management, which will see stricter enforcement of all aspects of the Road Traffic Act, among other things.

As such, motorists who have modified their vehicles with flashing lights and/or sirens that imitate those used by authorised emergency vehicles, such as police vehicles, ambulances and fire engines, are being urged to remove them immediately.

The High Command says motorists who ignore this warning to remove the devices will not only face inconvenience, but the full brunt of the law, including the seizure of the vehicles.