Three men are now in custody in connection with the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith on the weekend.

The 38- year old policeman was shot dead at about 8 p.m. on Manchester Road, Manchester while helping a citizen who was being robbed of his motorcycle.

Head of Police Area Three, Assistant Commissioner Clifford Chambers, says the men were arrested on Saturday night.

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ACP Chambers says the men are to face an identification parade this week. He says the police should close their investigation into the matter soon.

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Corporal Smith was assigned to the Manchester Community Safety and Security Branch.

Police Commissioner, George Quallo and Commissioner of the Independent Commission Investigations, INDECOM, Terrence Williams, have condemned the killing.