Policeman and Gunman Killed during Shootout in Kingston
The authorities have disclosed that a shootout Thursday night led to the deaths of a policeman and a gunman in western Kingston. The policeman’s identity was confirmed to be Corporal Oliver Mullings from the Kingston Western Police Division. Reports state that the police officer and the gunman were killed on Third Street in Trench Town, St Andrew. The Jamaica Observer stated that a group of police officers, which included Corporal Mullings, responded to a call from residents in the area. It is reported that the gunman engaged the officer in a gunfight, and both men were fatally shot.
Police authorities have reported that an illegal firearm was seized after the incident. Investigators and many members of the Jamaica Defence Force have been on the scene. Further report outline that Corporal Mullings is the second police officer to be murdered in less than a week. Constable Brian Martin, 22, was shot and killed on Saturday at a wake on Ricketts Avenue in Kingston 13. During the incident, four additional victims were shot.
The Police High Command has condemned the murder of Officer Mullings and promised that a “thorough investigation” will be conducted. The family, friends, and coworkers of the deceased Corporal have received condolence messages from the High Command. The Corporal’s friends, family, and coworkers will also receive assistance from the Chaplaincy Branch and Welfare Department of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
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