Police Corporal Kirk Haye, 42, was on Thursday sentenced in the St. Andrew Parish Court to two years imprisonment for unlawful wounding in the shooting of a student of the Convent of Mercy Academy in Kingston five years ago.
The sentence was suspended for two years.
Prior to sentencing, Haye's attorney Peter Champagnie asked the judge to take into account a number of factors including his client's 18-year contribution to the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
Mr. Champagnie said the policeman helped to recover a number of illegal firearms and received 10 commendations.
It was reported that a robot taxi operator was transporting students of the Convent of Mercy Academy and St. George's College when the vehicle was stopped by the police at the intersection of Mark Lane and North Street.
The taxi stopped and then drove off and was fired at.
One of the bullets hit the female student, who was 13 years old at the time, in the head.
Haye was later charged.