January 19, 2017 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) was informed and is investigating the non-fatal shooting injuries of two officers at the Coral Gardens Police Station, in St. James, early this morning.
The report provided to INDECOM, is that a Corporal’s firearm was discharged. Consequently, a Deputy Superintendent was struck in the chest area, and a Constable was hit in the left leg. The DSP remains in hospital; the Constable was released.
The INDECOM team attended the scene, recovered the bullet casing, conducted forensic examinations, and received an initial account from the officer who discharged his firearm.
INDECOM, will conduct investigations, consider the accounts given of this incident, and the circumstances which led to the two officers being shot and injured.
The Commission is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call 1.876.968.8875,1.876.968.1932 or call our mobile number at 1.876.878.0167. Persons are also encouraged to call our new Toll Free Lines: 1.888.991.5555 or 1.888.935.5550.