A male cop is now in the custody of the St Mary police after he allegedly shot and killed his uncle at their home in Bailey’s Vale, Port Maria in the parish on Saturday morning.
The deceased is 48-year-old John Anthony Davis, otherwise called Farrow, a contractor of Church Street, Bailey’s Vale in the parish.
Initial reports are that at about 6 am, residents heard explosions coming from the house Davis and his nephew resided.
The police were summoned and, on their arrival, Davis was seen with gunshot wounds. He was assisted to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The police officer was subsequently taken into custody and is to be questioned.
Investigators from INDECOM were also on the scene collecting statements in the morning.
Community members have been left in shock at the killing.
While family members remain tight-lipped about the incident, a resident in the area, who spoke to Loop News on the condition of anonymity, stated that officers from the Port Maria police station were at the house on Friday night trying to resolve a dispute between Davis and his nephew.
The police were allegedly at the house until late Friday night trying to resolve the differences between the two and all was thought to have been settled.
“A long time the two a dem cussing, but we neva imagine that it would a come to this me a tell yuh. Farrow neva deserve fi go so. Him is a hard working man,” the man explained.
He said that the police should have separated the parties from the household as they had always had arguments in the past.