May 29, 2019 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) began investigations into the fatal shooting incident of a female civilian at her home in Prospect, St. Mary which occurred yesterday (May 28) morning. The deceased has been identified as Mrs. Janet Hardy Lawrence, the wife of a serving member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

It is alleged that during an argument, Det. Corporal Kirk Lawrence attached to PIU, Trelawny Division shot his wife. Det. Cpl. Lawrence was yesterday arrested by the police on reasonable suspicion of murder.

Twelve spent casings and two glock pistols were reported as recovered from the scene. The two recovered firearms are a service pistol and a licensed firearm, both belonging to Det. Cpl. Lawrence.

Investigators from the Commission will revisit the incident scene today to make further enquiries.

Persons with information are being asked to call (876) 968-8875, (876) 968-1932 or the incident tip line at 888-991-5555. Persons can also message us on whatsapp at 876-553-5555.

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