Man shot dead after ‘attacking female cop with rifle’

Police gather at the scene of a fatal shooting involving a policewoman on Tuesday night.

A man was fatally shot after he reportedly held up a police woman with a rifle at the intersection of Old Hope Road and Caledonia Avenue in St Andrew late Tuesday.

Reports are that at about 9:20 pm, the plain clothes female cop was driving her vehicle along Old Hope Road, when on reaching the intersection with Caledonia Avenue, she was approached by two men on foot – one of whom was armed with a rifle.

The suspect pointed the weapon in her direction and ordered her from the vehicle. However, the female cop managed to pull her licensed firearm and opened fire hitting one of the men while the other escaped.

The injured man was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital by the police where he was pronounced dead. Police are now searching for his crony.