Constant Spring, St Andrew, Jamaica — A policeman was fatally shot by a suspected robber who disarmed him.

Reports are that Constable Leighton Hanson arrested the man after responding to an alleged robbery on a bus along Constant Spring Road, in the vicinity of the Merl Grove High School.

While putting the man in his service vehicle, Hanson was reportedly disarmed of his firearm.

JDF soldiers, who were passing the incident, saw what was happening and engaged the man, who was shot and injured in the exchange of gunfire.

The alleged cop killer was taken to Kingston Public Hospital where he succumbed to his injures.