Head of the Manchester Police, Superintendent Melvin Brown, says the police remain vigilant as they grapple with the murder of one of their colleagues.

Police Constable Orville Preddie was shot and killed by gunmen in the community of Farm in Manchester about 11-last night.

Superintendent Brown says the police are following all leads.

The Superintendent says the police are undaunted by the incident.

Meanwhile National Security Minister, Peter Bunting is condemning the murder of Constable Preddie.

In a statement this morning, Minister Bunting says it’s clear that Constable Preddie lost his life due to his occupation.

He says the circumstances of the Policeman’s murder are reflective of the risks and sacrifices law enforcement officers face while serving and protecting the nation.