Police force in mourning ... Two members succumb to gunshot injuries

February 24, 2017

The island's police force is now in mourning after two of its members died in separate incidents in St Catherine.

One member, Neville Bryan, a sergeant, died after he was attacked by gunmen at a gas station in Portmore, St Catherine, early Friday morning.

Bryan, who served for 20 years in the force, was shot repeatedly while he sat in his  motorcar.

Investigators are still at the scene of that shooting.

The second policeman, a district constable, died in hospital Thursday night, nearly a week after he was shot in the neck by a colleague.

He is Duran Smith, 27, who was attached to the Missing Person Unit at the Spanish Town police station in the St Catherine North division.

Smith was allegedly shot and injured by a colleague at the Aviary Housing Scheme on February 17 in Old Harbour St Catherine.

He was hospitalised with injuries to his neck and succumbed to his injuries about 9 p.m., Thursday, at the Spanish Town Hospital.