A soldier in Jamaica convicted for pulling a gun on a fellow officer he found with his wife

By Rumi Samuel Published on April 23, 2021
A soldier in Jamaica convicted for pulling a gun on a fellow officer he found with his wife

Residents of 7 East, Greater Portmore, were left stunned between midnight Wednesday and early Thursday morning after a dramatic incident, featuring a love triangle among a soldier; his wife, a cop; and another policeman – who is now nursing a gunshot wound – unfolded in their usually quiet community.

The Jamaica Defence Force corporal who pulled his weapon on his wife and another police officer who were both found in a compromising position at his home in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, has been convicted.

Omar Williams, 32, was found guilty in the Gun Court on charges of common assault and illegal possession of a firearm.

The charges stemmed from reports from his wife that he had pointed a gun at her during the dramatic encounter on February 19, 2020.

Williams, who was accused of shooting the policeman, was freed of charges of shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm.

Those offences were dismissed following a no-case submission by his attorney Linton Gordon at the end of the 10-day trial.

Williams’ bail was further extended to return to court for sentencing before Justice Bertram Morrison on May 17.

Gordon asserted that the army man acted in self-defence.

In court, he argued that about 11:30 on the night in question, Williams showed up at his home unexpectedly and found the policeman, who was naked, standing in the living room beside his wife, who was skimpily dressed in lingerie.

The soldier then turned on the light and saw the policeman reaching under a cushion that was nearby.

In a bid to escape the rage of the army man, the policeman ran through the back door in the nude, leaving behind his service pistol.

He was later assisted to the Spanish Town Hospital by a passing motorist, where he was treated and released.

Rumi Samuel

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