2 men arrested following a police chase in St. Elizabeth

Two men have been arrested following a police chase and shootout in Braes River, St. Elizabeth, this morning.

Police reports are that at about 3:45 a.m., the complainant, who operates a bar in the area, received information that his establishment was being broken into.

The complainant reportedly made checks and was met with gunshots from the occupants of a Toyota Voxy motor vehicle who then fled the scene.

The police were alerted and shortly after a Toyota Corolla motorcar operating as a pilot vehicle in close proximity to where the shooting occurred was intercepted.

The driver was taken into custody.

Shortly after, a team of officers intercepted the Toyota Voxy motor vehicle in Elim district in the parish.

Police say on the approach of the officers, the men allegedly opened gunfire at them.

The police returned fire; however, two men managed to escape while the third assailant was apprehended.

The two vehicles were seized pending further investigations.


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