Two businessmen held over offences after ATV intercepted

The police say that two businessmen have been detained following allegations of assaulting a peace officer, damage to property, discharging a loaded firearm and obstructing the officers from executing their duties.

The incident occurred about 8 pm on Sunday night at Battery Road, Kingston.

The police say that investigations revealed that two police ranks were responding to a report of a simple larceny in Kingston when they stopped an ATV without registration plates and whilst engaging the driver, three men two of whom are in custody, approached, obstructed the ranks from performing their duties and behaved in a very hostile manner towards the ranks who were forced to calls for assistance.

As a result, the driver of the ATV drove away, whilst one of the suspects allegedly assaulted one of the ranks and kicked and damaged one of the rear lights of the force vehicle whilst the other suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the ranks and subsequently discharged several rounds into the air before fleeing the scene in a motor car, driven by the shooter.

The vehicle was shortly after intercepted with the two suspects and searched. The driver who was found in possession of a .32 Pistol with five rounds, produced a licence to carry the said weapon but fled the scene with his vehicle leaving the weapon with the police; his accomplice was promptly detained.

Two spent shells were found at the scene by investigators, the release said.

At about 8 yesterday morning, police say that the licensed firearm holder turned himself in at the Brickdam Police Station.

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