Teenage mechanic in Rockfort police shooting charged | New

A man accused of engaging police in a shootout along Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway in Kingston last week has been charged.

Mechanic Kassa Walker, 19, who has been under police surveillance in hospital since the incident, was charged on Tuesday with unlawful possession of a firearm, intentional shooting and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Walker’s court date is being finalized.

The incident happened on Friday, July 29.

Police report that around 12:10 p.m. a team was on patrol when they received reports of robberies in the Rockfort area.

The team went to check and on reaching a section of the Sir Florizel Glasspole Motorway, cops saw four men on two motorbikes matching the description of the suspected thieves.

Police signaled the drivers to stop, but the men reportedly drew guns and opened fire on the cops, who returned fire.

One of the motorcycles crashed and Walker ran while another man fell to the ground, police said.

A .38 Smith and Wesson revolver loaded with four .38 rounds was found next to the injured man, they reported.

Walker was apprehended and both men were taken to hospital.

Walker was admitted under police surveillance and the other man was pronounced dead.

Walker was charged on Tuesday August 2 after an interview.

The search continues to find two other suspects who escaped.

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