KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday December 23, 2015 – Two policemen were killed and a civilian injured in a drive-by shooting last night in the south eastern parish of St. Thomas.
And police have already identified a suspect.
According to reports, Corporal Kenneth Davis and Constable Craig Palmer were fired on while playing a game of dominoes with friends in their community around 8 p.m.
Police have identified Marlon ‘Duppy Film’ Perry as a person of interest in the shooting.
They have urged him to surrender immediately and appealed to anyone who knows where he is to contact them.
National Security Minister Peter Bunting says the shooting demonstrates the risk that the police are constantly exposed to by the nature of their jobs.
“And incidents of this nature remind us of the extremely difficult challenges facing the security forces, and the great sacrifices they continue to make in the fight to rid Jamaica of the scourge of crime and violence,” he said.
Bunting also pleaded with members of the public to “support the police in apprehending the culprits of this heinous crime”.
Palmer worked in the Kingston Western Division which also lost two officers in violent attacks earlier this year.