District Constable shot and killed on Darling Street in Kingston early this morning


The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has been plunged into mourning, following the shooting death of a District Constable along Darling Street, in Kingston early this morning (May 7).


30-year-old Ricardo Jarrett was assigned to the Darling Street Police Station.


Police say about 3 AM, District Constable Jarrett was reportedly dropping off a female when he was pounced upon by several armed men and shot.


He was assisted to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His firearm was also reportedly stolen.

The JCF says its Chaplaincy Branch and Welfare Department is providing support to the family members, colleagues and friends of District Constable Jarrett.


Meantime, anyone with information that could assist the police in solving this murder is asked to contact the Major Investigations Division at 876-758-5048, the police 119 emergency number or Crime Stop at 311.


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