Policeman killed

A policeman was shot and killed in the St. Andrew South police division, Saturday morning.

He is 27-year-old Constable Kemar Francis, who was attached to the Hunt's Bay police station.

A man, who's believed to be one of the shooters, was shot and killed by the police. He's 28-year-old Shavaughn Johnson, otherwise called 'Bunwaist'.

Constable Francis and a colleague were reportedly on patrol on Pretoria Road in the Maxfield Avenue area.

The police team was responding to reports of a shooting incident when they came upon a group of men who opened fire. The police took evasive action and returned fire, resulting in Johnson being shot and killed.

Constable Francis was reportedly shot in the head. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Constable Francis is the second member of the security forces killed by gunmen in consecutive days.

A soldier was shot and killed on Friday during an operation in Clarendon.


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