UPDATE: St. Ann cop killed after he intervened in armed attack on vendor

A St. Ann policeman was shot and killed after he intervened in an attack on a vendor along Bravo Street, in St. Ann’s Bay, last evening.

He has been identified as 45-year-old Constable Ricardo Fairclough.

The vendor was shot and wounded in the incident and is in critical condition at hospital.

Reports are that at about 8: 30 PM, the woman was standing on the street when she was approached by a gunman who opened fire, hitting her in the upper body.

Constable Fairclough, who was nearby, responded by drawing his service pistol.

During the exchange, he too was hit in the upper body.

The assailant fled the scene on foot, evading capture.

Emergency services transported both victims to the St. Ann’s Bay hospital, where Constable Fairclough was pronounced dead upon arrival.


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