May 22, 2022 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is providing preliminary information in relation to a double fatal shooting investigation along the North-South Highway on May 21.

A team from INDECOM’s South Eastern Regional Office responded to and began investigations into the fatal shooting incident of two men, 41 year old Manton Brown and 22 year old Swayne Hall.

The INDECOM response team was engaged in investigative processes in excess of 12 hours, resulting from an extensive incident scene as the officers fired in excess of 100 rounds. The team is scheduled to revisit the scene today to complete forensic enquiries.

Six concerned officers attached to the CTOC Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), provided initial accounts to INDECOM Investigators and were served section 21 Notices, to submit statements and attend interviews in relation to this incident. The service weapons of these concerned officers, were collected for processing and sealed for transportation and testing at the Government Forensic Laboratory.

One Springfield Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with serial number, was identified as the recovered firearm at the incident scene. The hands of both deceased men were tested for gunshot residue, prior to photographing and sealing their bodies for storage pending post mortem examination.

One of the concerned officers who sustained a graze during the incident, was treated and released from hospital.

All persons who were traversing the highway, and may have captured video footage and or photographs of the incident, are encouraged to send the content to INDECOM via whatsapp at (876)553-5555, to assist in this ongoing investigation.

The Commission will provide additional information as the investigation continues.