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myReport video: Cop on sick leave shot in St Elizabeth robbery attempt

Published:Monday | August 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

A police constable attached to the Kingston Central Police Division is now in hospital under police after he was shot in a foiled robbery in Black River, the St Elizabeth capital Monday afternoon.

The constable who was on sick leave is a part of Kingston Central's Operational Support Team.

WATCH: myReport video - cop shot in robbery near bank.

The off-duty cop reportedly attempted to rob a businessman of a bag containing about $5 million when the security guard for the National Commercial Bank intervened and shot him.

The incident drew large crowds as the security guards awaited the arrival of the police.