Police are today seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men who evaded them after they were spotted in a road block exercise along Eastern Main Road in the vicinity of Balthazar Street in St. Joseph.
Meanwhile, a 21 year old man is said to be warded in serious condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, arising out of the same incident. News Power Now understands that the man was shot during an exchange of gunfire with officers of the St. Joseph CID and Northern Division Task Force officers at around 5:45am yesterday.
It is understood that the men who were spotted by the officers in a black Nissan Almera motor vehicle, had attempted to speed off when they saw the lawmen, however, as a result of traffic restrictions, they were unable to get far enough. The men reportedly fired gunshots as the police officers as they approached the vehicle and shots were returned.
Two men were seen exiting the vehicle, however efforts to detain the men, proved futile.
Officers subsequently found a man in the backseat lying in a pool of blood. He was bleeding from injuries about his body.