March 14, 2020 – Investigators from The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) responded to the scene of a shooting incident in Friendship, Wakefield, Trelawny, last night, March 13, 2020.

It is reported that uniformed officers were in the area on mobile patrol and attended the premises where Ms. Newman and her family reside. While at the premises, officers discharged their weapons which resulted in 67 year old, Lisset Newman, being shot. She was taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

There were no reports of a recovered weapon from this scene.

The Commission’s investigation will seek to determine the circumstances and all actions taken which resulted in the death of Ms. Newman.

The Commission is appealing to persons to visit the INDECOM Regional Office in St. James or contact us via Whatsapp at (876)553-5555 with any information that can assist the investigation.

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