July 16, 2021 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) responded to and began investigations into the fatal shooting of a man on Valdez Road, Spanish Town, St. Catherine on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The deceased has been identified as 19 year old, Kevon Morgan.
The police have reported that a joint military and police team were on patrol when a man was seen with a firearm. It is alleged that the now deceased, pointed the firearm in the direction of the officers, who in response, fired in the direction of the man. The man was pronounced dead at the Spanish Town Hospital.
The incident scene was processed by INDECOM and the weapons of the officers were boxed and sealed for testing. A 9mm pistol, which was reported as being in the possession of the deceased, was retrieved. The hands of the deceased were also swabbed for gunshot residue.
The members of the joint military/police team have provided initial accounts to INDECOM and were issued with Section 21 Notices to furnish a statement and 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 investigation.