July 5, 2021 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) responded to and began investigations into the fatal shooting of a woman on Molynes Road, early this morning, Monday, July 5, 2021. The deceased has been identified as 35 year old, Tashekia McLeod.
The police have reported that two officers were sent to respond to a domestic dispute on Molynes Road, involving three persons (two women and a man). During the transportation of the three persons to the police station, it has been reported that the deceased became enraged and made attempts to attack the man and then the officers. It is alleged that the now deceased used weapons in her possession, an ice-pick and two knives. During the attack on one of the officers, the officer reportedly discharged his weapon in the direction of Miss McLeod. Miss McLeod was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The incident scene was processed by INDECOM and the weapons of the officers were boxed and sealed for testing. Two knives and an ice-pick, which have been reported as being in the possession of the deceased, were retrieved from the incident scene.
The police officers have provided initial accounts to INDECOM. Both officers were issued with Section 21 notices to furnish a statement and attend the offices of INDECOM, to be interviewed, this week, in relation to this incident.
INDECOM’s investigation will seek to assess the actions of the officers, in whose custody were Miss McLeod and two others.
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.