November 23, 2021 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) responded to and began investigations into a police fatal shooting of a man in Freetown, Clarendon on November 22. The deceased has been identified as 31 year old, Darrian Anderson.
It is reported that an off-duty police officer was alerted to men seen with guns on a private premises. Upon his investigation, four men were seen who fired at the officer which resulted in a shootout. Three men escaped and one man was found with gunshot injuries. The man was pronounced dead at the May Pen Hospital. No firearm was reported as retrieved from the incident scene.
INDECOM processed the incident scene, to include the collection of forensic exhibits and the firearm of the off-duty officer. Initial interviews and witness canvassing were also conducted by the Investigative team.
The assistance of witnesses is very important in any investigation, and persons are therefore reminded to contact the Commission’s Head Office and share any information that will be useful to ongoing enquiries.