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Gunman who challenged cops escapes leaving bicycle, firearm, ammo

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A firearm, several rounds of ammunition and a bicycle were seized on Carmona Drive in Kingston on Tuesday in an incident in which a suspect managed to escape.

According to the police, a team of officers was patrolling the area when they observed a man riding a bicycle. The man was signalled to stop; however, he disobeyed.

The police gave chase and the man allegedly removed a firearm from his waistband and aimed it in the direction of the police, who fired at him.The incident happened around 3:27 am.

The police said the firearm, a Beretta 9mm pistol, and one magazine with twelve 9mm cartridges, a cellular phone, and the bicycle were seized.

However, the suspect managed to escape, the police said.

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