Policeman shot and killed in Westmoreland identified | Loop Jamaica

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Photo: Police constable, Richard Barrett

The policeman who was shot and killed by gunmen in Westmoreland on Friday has been identified.

Reports are that the constable, Richard Barrett stationed at the Little London police station was attacked and shot while he was at a bar in a section of the parish called Chantilly.

Sources report that at about 8:50 pm, the policeman was alone at the bar when three men entered and started robbing him of cash and other valuables.

The gunmen then shot the Jamaica Constabulary Force member several times before they made their escape.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead

The licensed firearm of the policeman was recovered by detectives who arrived on the scene minutes later.

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