Police are continuing investigations into a shooting incident at Maxwell Plains, Christ Church this morning that has left one man hospitalized in critical condition.
Dwayne Omar Ward alias Lil Yosh of Dayrells Hill, in the same parish, was shot around 11:30 a.m.
According to police public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, lawmen were in Maxwell Plains carrying out investigations into a report they received. They had approached a resident to make an enquiry when they heard several loud explosions coming from the direction of a group of people liming in the area.
Inniss said the officers took cover near a house in the area, but as they returned to the road, a car sped towards them.
“The police officers fired shots at the vehicle to protect themselves. The motorcar struck a parked motor truck and came to a sudden halt,” the PRO said in a statement.
He said police then discovered that the driver, Ward, had been injured, and they “immediately summoned the ambulance”.
Ward was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance under police escort.