A Constable attached to the Manchester Division was shot dead on Thursday by gunmen. He has been identified as Orville Preddie. The policeman, who was off duty, was in a bar in the community of Asia about 11 o'clock when a car drove up. Men emerged from the vehicle and ordered the patrons to lie on the floor. While they were searching the patrons they discovered that Mr. Preddie was a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. They then shot him and he succumbed to his injuries.