Police have confirmed that Dwayne Omar Ward alias 'Lil Yosh', has succumbed to the gunshot injuries he received as a result of a confrontation with law enforcement officers on Tuesday.
Ward was listed as being in critical condition and passed away about 7:50 this morning at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
ORIGINAL POST: Tuesday June 5, 2018 6:24pm
Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred about 11:30 am on Tuesday at Maxwell Plains, Christ Church.
The shooting has left 32-year-old Dwayne Omar Ward, alias 'Lil Yosh' of Dayrells Hill, Christ Church, nursing a gunshot wound and is currently listed in critical condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).
Police were carrying out investigations into a report in the area this afternoon and upon approaching a resident to make an enquiry, they heard a number of loud explosions.
The gunshots reportedly came from a group of persons who were liming in the area, forcing the police officers to take cover near another residence. As they returned to the roadway, they were confronted by a car speeding towards them where the driver pulled the car in their direction. The Police officers then fired shots at the vehicle to protect themselves.
The vehicle struck a parked truck and came to a sudden halt. Police discovered Ward was injured and immediately summoned the ambulance. He was transported to the Q.E.H by ambulance under police escort.
Police investigations are continuing.
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