Man of unsound mind disarms police officer, shoots 2 civilians in Half Way Tree!

It was chaos in Half Way Tree yesterday afternoon after a mentally ill man disarmed a police officer and shot two people in Half Way Tree. 

According to a report by Irie FM, there was high drama and near panic in Half Way Tree in St Andrew yesterday afternoon after a man believed to be of unsound mind, disarmed a police officer and shot two persons.

Reports from the police communications unit are that about 2 p.m., a policeman was on patrol in the area when a man of unsound mind managed to take away a gun from a policeman.

Eyewitnesses say the police was writing a motorist a traffic ticket when the man approached him and grabbed his firearm from the holster.

Reports are that the man of unsound mind began firing at the officer and then wildly in the Half Way Tree area.

madman mentally ill man disarm police shoot people Half Way Tree Kingston jamaicaThe incident sent scores of persons running for cover.

When the shooting ended, it is reported that a woman and another adult were found with gunshot wounds.

The woman was reportedly holding her child. The child was not hurt.

Further reports are that an off duty police officer saw what was happening and intervened by shooting the man of unsound mind.

The wounded man accused of starting the shooting and the two wounded bystanders were taken to hospital.
Their condition at this time is unknown.

Source: Irie FM

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