Machete wielding man shot dead in Papine

September 22, 2017

Police shot and killed a man who was caught in the act of chopping a woman repeatedly in Papine square, St Andrew a short while ago.

Investigators are now on the scene.

The injured woman was rushed to the nearby University Hospital of The West Indies.

Reports are that about 7:30 p.m. the woman was attacked by the deceased with a machete.

An eyewitness told THE STAR, "Despite a warning shot he continued to chop her so he was shot and killed."

Our news team understands that the woman is in critical but stable condition.

THE STAR gathered that the man is a vendor known to the area. It is alleged the two had a domestic dispute.

The Papine police are investigating.