Wanted man shot dead by police

March 24, 2017

The St Thomas wanted man who chopped a policeman Wednesday in the parish met his demise yesterday after he was shot fatally when he made after another lawman who was part of a team hunting for him.

The deceased is Derrick Urquhart, otherwise called 'Three-finger Jack' of a New Road address in Bath, St Thomas.

THE WEEKEND STAR learned the police launched a search for Urquhart who was spotted on a farm.

According to reports, he was armed with a machete and the police ordered him to drop it as he was under arrest.

THE WEEKEND STAR gathered that Urquhart disobeyed, advanced on one of the policemen and proceeded to attack the officer.

He was subsequently shot. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Independent Commission of Investigations has launched a probe into the incident.

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