According to reports, shortly after 2 pm today, Police Officers were on patrol in the area of Vinspen Road off Cowpen Road, when they came across two men in a vehicle, acting suspiciously. On seeing the officers, the men emerged from the vehicle, both armed with handguns and pointed them at the officers. The officers being in fear for their lives, engaged the two males, resulting in both men being fatally shot.
Two illegal firearms were recovered from the scene.
The scene was visited by Her Majesty’s Coroner, who now has carriage of the investigation.
Murder victim identified
The man who was shot and killed on Maxwell Lane, Rock Crusher, on Friday has been identified as Craig Trevor Smith, age 58 of Rock Crusher.
Police are appealing to members of the public, especially persons who were in the immediate area during the time of the incident, to come forth with any information that they may have, that can assist in solving this matter.