A man who was arrested on the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway last week, accused of robbery, has been charged.

He is 19-year-old Kassa Walker, a mechanic of Providence Pen Lane, Kingston 5. 

Detectives have charged him with Illegal Possession of Firearm, Shooting with Intent and Illegal Possession of  Ammunition.

Reports are that about 12:10pm on  Friday, July 29, a Police team was on patrol when they received information about robberies in the Rockfort area. 

Upon reaching the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway, the Police say they saw four men on two motorcycles fitting the description of the robbers. 

The police reported that they  signalled the riders to stop, however, the men according according to the police, pulled firearms and opened gunfire at them.

The police said they returned the gunfire. One of the motorcycles crashed and Kassa ran while another man fell to the ground. 

A .38 Smith and Wesson Revolver loaded with four .38 cartridges was reportedly  found beside the injured man. 

Kassa was apprehended and both men were transported to the hospital.

Kassa was admitted under police supervision while the other man was pronounced dead.

Kassa was charged on Tuesday, August 2 after an interview. 

His court date is being finalised and the search continues for two other suspects who escaped.