Alleged cop killer gunned down

September 26, 2020

One of the alleged shooters involved in last night's murder of a police constable has been shot dead.

The slain cop has been identified as Constable Kemar Francis. He was attached to the Hunts Bay Police Station in St Andrew.

Reports are that the constable was on duty along Pretoria Road in Whitfield Town last night, when he received injuries to his head.

He was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital and  later succumbed while undergoing treatment.

One of his attackers was reportedly killed by the police during the incident. Lawmen say they are on the hunt for the others.

Chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant Patrae Rowe has expressed outrage at the killing of Constable Francis.

"Though we mourn, we are not broken. Our members in St Andrew South are some of the bravest members. Their fierceness is cemented in the experience they gather from policing tough communities within this police division," he said.

He continued: "Our members will send a strong message to criminals who attack us."

Rowe said there is no comfort in the fact that one of his attackers was slain by policeman.

"We will be unrelenting in the pursuit of the others."

On Friday, a Jamaica Defence Force soldier succumbed after being shot while on an operation in Clarendon.

He has been identified as 21-year-old private Reneil King.

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