November 19, 2018 – Investigators from The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Central Regional Office commenced an investigation into the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Allen on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The incident occurred in along Cocoa Walk Main Rad in Manchester.

The officers report that they were in the area with mental health officers to treat mentally ill persons, to include the deceased who was a mental health patient. It is alleged that while the mental health team were trying to approach the now deceased, he used a knife and inflicted a wound on one of the mental health officers. An officer subsequently discharged his weapon and Allen was shot.

The concerned officers gave initial accounts and were served with notices to furnish statements.

The lethal force used to subdue mentally ill persons continues to be of great concern of the Commission. Persons who may have witnessed the incident or have information to assist the investigation are asked to contact the Commission at (876) 968-8875, (876) 968-1932 or the toll free incident and tip line at 1-888-991-5555.

-30-