Two Cops Killed Within Five Day Period
Two police officers have been killed within a five day period.
On Friday (Oct 27), a police officer assigned to the Manchester Community Safety and Security Branch was fatally shot by an armed robber in Mandeville.
38-year-old Corporal Melvin Smith was reportedly shot at around 8 pm as he assisted a man who was was robbed of his motorcycle on Manchester Road.
The most recent officer to be gunned down is 35-year-old Constable Courtney Linton of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
Linton was reportedly shot by gunmen at a party in the Orangefield community in Ewarton, St Catherine at approximately 12:30 on Tuesday (Oct 31).
Linton reportedly fell to the ground along a roadway after being shot. The gunmen then reportedly proceeded to shoot Linton several times, killing him on the spot.
Another man was also shot and treated at hospital but his injury is not considered life threatening.
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