A Police Constable was shot dead by his wife at their home in Somerset, Manchester, on Monday evening.
He has been identified as 41-year old Damien Blair.
Blair was reportedly attached to the Mandeville Police Headquarters guardroom in the Manchester division.
Preliminary reports indicate the constable was shot six times in the head after being disarmed.
Reports from the Mandeville Police are that sometime after six Monday evening, Constable Blair was shot inside his home by his wife.
It’s understood the Constable was shot multiple times in the head.
He reportedly ran from the house, but collapsed at his gate where further wounds were inflicted to his head using a hammer.
The police were summoned and upon their arrival, Blair was seen lying in a pool of blood.
His wife was also found inside the house in a pool of blood, with a laceration to her wrist.
Constable Blair was pronounced dead at hospital, while his wife is admitted in stable condition.
The policeman’s service pistol and a hammer were reportedly found at the back of the house.
Constable Blair, who had been a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for over 20 years, is remembered by his colleagues as a humble man.
And the Police High Command is expressing condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Constable Damien Blair.
The Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, is renewing his call for members of the public to seek nonviolent means to settle conflicts.
He’s urging members of the public to use the Force’s Domestic Violence Intervention Centers across the island, as well as other available programmes such as Mediation, Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice Centers.
The Force’s Chaplaincy Branch and Welfare Department are providing support to the family members, friends and colleagues of Constable Blair.