deeside shooting

The driver of a taxi is dead and a police woman shot and injured after a traffic stop (spot check) in Carey Park (near Duncans) here in Trelawny, went haywire earlier tonight.

The taxi, a white corolla station wagon was seen off the road, engine still running, headlights on, pointing in a westerly direction (toward Falmouth). The driver was slumped in the front seat.

The driver has subsequently been identified as 52-year old Eric Lee Anderson of Zion, Martha Brae.

Preliminary reports are that the vehicle was stopped and occupants of the car fired shots hitting Anderson and the police woman. The gunmen then ran from the vehicle and disappeared into nearby bushes.

The police woman is in serious condition in hospital.

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