Gunman, cop shot dead
ST. ELIZABETH — A police officer is now dead as a result of gunshot wounds he received while on duty in the Malvern area of St. Elizabeth yesterday.
He is Special Constable Troy Foster assigned to the Black River Police.
Police report that about 6:15 pm, Foster was among a group of officers on mobile patrol when on reaching Malvern, a confrontation developed between the lawmen and a group of men, who opened fire hitting him. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
One of the attackers, Tyrone Edmond, otherwise called ‘Chevy’ of a Kingston address was also shot and killed.
Edmond was before the courts for the 2010 murder of a 69-year-old pensioner committed in Top Hill, St Elizabeth, the police say. A .45 semi-automatic pistol was recovered from the scene.
Commandant of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) James Golding is expressing condolences on behalf of the Island Special Constabulary Force to the family, friends and colleagues of Special Constable Foster.
Commandant Golding stated that “the murder of Special Constable Foster is proof that criminal elements are not afraid to attack and kill the Police.” (Jamaica Observer)