Man dies in Barbados after police shooting

(Barbados Nation) One man is dead following a shooting which involved the police last night in Cheapside, in the City.

Police public relations officer Inspector David Welch in a release today said Jamar Andre Maynard, 27, of Denton Road, Grazettes, St Michael is dead.

The shooting incident occurred around 11 p.m.

“Two detective Constables were on foot patrol in the City when they encountered two men. During this encounter it is alleged that one of the suspects drew a firearm and was shot by one of the policemen who feared for his safety.  The deceased received a gunshot wound to his left arm.  He was taken to the QEH by ambulance where he underwent surgery” stated the release.

Maynard died around 6.42 am today.

Welch said a firearm was recovered.

Police are investigating.

 

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