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INDECOM probes fatal shooting

INDECOM probes fatal shooting

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man in Ginger Hill, St Elizabeth, on Thursday.

The dead man has been identified as 42-year-old Leroy Campbell, a farmer from the same community.

Reports indicate that members of the St Elizabeth police were on a routine operation in the Ginger Hill community just before 9 p.m., when they spotted two men at a shop.

It is alleged that the men drew guns and opened fire at the police.

The fire was returned and one of the men was found with gunshot wounds.

He was allegedly clutching a loaded .357 Magnum revolver.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The other man escaped and is being sought by the police.

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