The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, has recorded its first fatality for the month of May and has launched a probe into the circumstances surrounding this death. The incident occurred on May 1, 2012 at approximately 7 p.m. at 9˝ Foster Lane, Kingston.
Dead is Mr. Deidre Edwards also called Spent Shell of 9˝ Foster Lane.
The report received by the Commission is that at approximately 7:00 p.m. the Operational Support Team of the Central Police Station was on foot patrol in the area when they accosted a group of about three (3) men. On seeing the police the men ran into different directions, one man ran into premises 9˝ Foster Lane where the police gave chase and accosted him, the man allegedly pointed a firearm at the police who opened fire at him, hitting him, the man was reportedly rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
No witnesses have been identified.
A 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a magazine containing 12 rounds of ammunition was recovered. The body is presently at Tranquillity Funeral Home pending Post Mortem Examination.
The incident scene was processed by INDECOM’s Forensic Team. The body of the now deceased was also processed and the hands of the officers involved in the shooting were swabbed at the Central Police Station. Notices were also served on the officers to furnish the Commission with statements.
INDECOM is urging with any information that can assist with this investigation to call its office at 1-876-968-8875.
Posted By :Kahmile Ried
Contact Email : Kahmile.Ried@indecom.gov.jm
Contact Phone : 968-8875
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