At least one person has been killed and several others injured in an altercation involving a policeman in Accompong in St. Elizabeth.
About 8:00 pm, a policeman attached to the Narcotics Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force was at a night event in Accompong.
The night event was reportedly a continuation of celebrations to mark the 284th signing of the Peace Treaty with the British.
Preliminary reports say the police, who’s said to be an Accompong Maroon, saw two men in an altercation and attempted to break up the squabble.
His attempt was met with resistance.
It resulted in one of the men allegedly throwing a bottle in the policeman’s direction hitting him on the forehead.
Nationwide News understands that a number of other men then stormed toward the policeman hurling stones and bottles.
The policeman reportedly pulled his service pistol and shouted for the men advancing towards him to stop.
It’s alleged that the men still advanced towards the lawman resulting in him opening fire at the group.
Six people were reportedly shot.
Nationwide understands that at least one person has died.
The condition of the other people is not immediately known.