Policeman shot in St Catherine, JA

By Rumi Samuel Published on September 20, 2021
Policeman shot in St Catherine, JA

A police search has been launched to find gunmen who shot and killed a policeman in Portmore, St Catherine, early this morning.

Sergeant Averel McCollin, attached to the Hunts Bay Police Station in St Andrew, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing surgery at the Spanish Town Hospital.

The police report that about 1:25 a.m., McCollin was in the company of five other persons playing a game of dominoes along Cottage Drive in Gregory Park when they were ambushed by six men who were on foot.

The men opened fire on the group hitting the policeman several times.

The other persons were not hurt.

The injured policeman rushed to the hospital, where he died at about 2:40 a.m.

McCollin, 57, who spent more than 30 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, was a well-known person in Gregory Park.

Following the attack, the constabulary force warned its members to be on alert as there was a high threat level against them.

McCollin is the second policeman to be killed in Gregory Park, St Catherine, since the start of the year.

Rumi Samuel

Rumi Samuel

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