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Another policeman gunned down, this time in his yard

police killedThis newscast understands that the trigger man in the murder of the Tactical Services unit Rank Michael Cumberbatch was arrested today.

The young policeman and father of two was ordering a man out of his yard when he was shot twice at close range. The incident occurred at his residence at North Sophia last night.

 According to his Mother Jacqueline Cumberbatch that man came at the policeman’s home asking for Quacy. She said the Policeman’s wife answered and told the man no Quacy lives there but the suspect refused to leave the Yard.

 Cumberbatch who was attached to the Tactical Services Unit Eve Leary was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting comes of the heels of calls by Commissioner of police Leroy Brumell for citizens to take back their communities from criminal elements.

The Commissioner also urged residents provide the police with intelligence to help to bring those involved to justice. This newscast also learnt that the police are grilling three other persons they arrested following last night’s incident.

And the police were at it this morning investigating an incident at Thomas and New Market Streets.

According to reports the man was found in a pool of blood out side the National Public Health Institute of the GPHC. Persons in the area are saying that the man appeared to be a Vagrant. He was found in a sitting position near the fence with bloodstains from the road leading to where he was.

 Persons in the area told this newscast that they observed the man in that position since late last night. Residents said that the area is normally dark at nights and it is frequented by certain characters.

 From all indications the man appears to have received a wound to his back. Up to news time the body was still to be identified.

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