One suspect is dead and three others, including a minor, are in custody after a shootout with police at the McDonald’s in Sugar Estate Saturday night.
According to Police Commissioner Delroy Richards, four men stormed the eatery just before 11 p.m., taking employees and patrons hostage. Two of the suspects were injured by their own weapons, according to Richards, but no employees or patrons were hurt.
“Someone got a message out,” Richards said, resulting in an immediate response from police officers who surrounded the restaurant.
During an exchange of gunfire between the police and the suspects, one of the would-be robbers was killed.
“They could have walked out with their arms in the air,” Richards said. “Now someone has lost their life,” he said, adding, “if you fire on a police officer you should expect a response.”
Richards said the incident bears a strong similarity to the robbery of Pony Bar in Frenchtown last Wednesday. “Four men, same weapons,” and same process of storming the premises.
The restaurant located in Lockhart Gardens remains closed, according to a statement from McDonald’s advertising agency