June 25, 2021 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) responded to and began investigations into the fatal shooting of 21 year old, Jordan Graham in Homestead, Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
The police have reported that on the morning of Thursday, June 24, 2021 a team of 17 JCF and JDF officers were conducting an operation in the Homestead community, when they allegedly went in pursuit of two men who ran upon seeing the team. During the pursuit there was an exchange of gunfire. Subsequently, two members of the JDF and Mr. Graham were seen with gunshot injuries.
The two members of the JDF, who were injured during this incident, were treated for injuries sustained and are recuperating at the hospital. Mr. Graham succumbed to his injuries.
The incident scene was processed by INDECOM and the weapons of the officers were boxed and sealed for testing. Additionally, the hands of the deceased were swabbed for gunshot residue. A Taurus 9mm firearm was reported as retrieved at the incident scene.
Initial accounts were provided, to INDECOM Investigators, by the JCF and JDF officers who discharged their weapons. All members of the operation team will be required to furnish a statement and or attend the offices of INDECOM to be interviewed in relation to this incident.
Persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact INDECOM’s Head Office at (876) 968-8875, (876) 968-1932 or send information via whatsapp at 876-553-5555, to assist in the ongoing investigations.