April 22, 2021 – The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) responded to and began an investigation into a shooting injury incident of two persons (a man and woman) by a police officer on April 21, 2021 at a house in Duhaney Park, Kingston 20. The concerned police officer is the (estranged) husband of the woman and father of the man.
It is reported that family members in the house became engaged in a verbal dispute, which then became physical. During the tussle, the off-duty police officer discharged his private licensed firearm, resulting in injury to the two family members.
The injured man, was transported to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. It is reported that he is receiving treatment for gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen. The injured woman, received a graze to her leg, was treated and discharged.
INDECOM Forensic Team processed the incident scene, and one 9mm spent casing was recovered. The private weapon of the concerned officer was seized, photographed, boxed and sealed for testing at the Government Forensic Laboratory. The concerned officer declined to provide an initial account at the scene and was served a Section 21 notice to attend INDECOM to be interviewed by the Commission today (April 22, 2021). Other family members are also to be interviewed at the earliest opportunity.
All witnesses to this incident are being asked to contact INDECOM’s Head Office at (876) 968-8875, (876) 968-1932 or send information via whatsapp at 876-553-5555, to assist in this ongoing investigation.