November 28, 2017 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is investigating the fatal shooting of Richard Anthony Barrett on Barbados Road in Olympic Gardens earlier today.
The report, received by INDECOM from the police, is that JCF officers were responding to a scene where explosions were heard, when they were subsequently fired upon. During the exchange of gunfire a man was fatally shot. It is believed that Barrett was involved in the fatal shooting of a man at the scene where the police officers heard the explosion.
It is further reported that a firearm was recovered.
The INDECOM team has processed the scene and continues to make enquiries. The concerned officers gave an initial account and were served with Notices to attend the INDECOM office for their account of the incident to be recorded.
The Commission reminds persons who may have witnessed any incident, that they should call 1.876.968.8875, 1.876.968.1932 or our mobile number at 1.876.878.0167. Persons are also encouraged to call our Toll Free Lines: 1.888.991.5555 (flow) or 1.888.935.5550 (digicel).