September 27, 2021 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) responded to and began investigations into three separate fatal shooting incidents. These incidents resulted in the death of three males and the alleged recovery of three firearms at the incident scenes. The hands of each deceased man were swabbed for gunshot residue.

The police officers, involved in the three incidents, have provided initial accounts to INDECOM Investigators, and were issued Section 21 Notices to furnish a statement and attend the offices of INDECOM, where they will be interviewed, in relation to their respective incidents.

INDECOM reminds the public that it is important for persons, with information, to contact our Head Office and assist with these investigations. All initial accounts provided by the police to INDECOM, are preliminary reports and will be subjected to all the requisite investigative and forensic examination.

Rasta Lane, Pleasant View, 8 Miles, Bull Bay

The police have reported to INDECOM that during a joint police military operation, on Friday, September 24, 2021, officers entered a premise where a man was seen with a firearm in his hand. It is alleged that the man pointed the firearm at the officers, who in response fired in the direction of the man. The deceased, who was pronounced dead at Kingston Public Hospital, has been identified as 21 year old, Kevan Edwards.

One firearm, a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol with serial number, was reported as recovered from the incident scene. The scene was processed by INDECOM and the weapons of the officers as well as the recovered firearm were boxed and sealed for testing at the Government Forensic Laboratory.

James Street, Kingston

The police have stated that on Sunday, September 26, 2021, a joint police military team were dispatched for a targeted operation at a premises on James Street in search of wanted men and illegal weapons. It is alleged that the now deceased pointed a firearm at the officers, and one of the officers fired at the man. The deceased was identified as Kirk Campbell.

A Colt .38 revolver was reported as recovered from one of the deceased.

The incident scene, weapons of the police officers and the recovered firearm were processed by INDECOM.

Ken Boothe Close, Cooreville Gardens, Kingston 20

The police have reported that on Sunday, September 26, 2021, police officers were dispatched to Ken Boothe Close, following a report about a man seen with a firearm in the community. During the search of the area, it is alleged that a man was seen with a firearm which he pointed at the officers. The police officers subsequently discharged rounds in the direction of the man. The man was transported to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead; he has not been identified.

The incident scene, recovered firearm, a Taurus pistol with serial number, as well as the weapons of the officers, were processed by INDECOM.