ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man is now under police guard in hospital nursing gunshot wounds following a confrontation with an off-duty police officer on the Newlands main road in Portmore, St Catherine early this morning.
Reports from the police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) are that about 3:30 am the off-duty cop was in a taxi when he was accosted by a man who was also a passenger in the vehicle.
He reportedly opened gunfire at the lawman who repelled the attack, during which the man was shot and disarmed.
The police were summoned and the injured man was taken to hospital where he was admitted.
One Taurus 9mm pistol and a round of ammunition was seized during the incident.
CCU said the matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC).