April 12, 2023 – Today, April 12, 2023, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officer, Corporal Deon Carr was placed before the St. Catherine Parish Court, to answer to the charges of murder and shooting with intent. These charges were as a result of an investigation by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

Corporal Carr was charged in relation to the August 19, 2022 off-duty police fatal shooting of Tajay Smith and the shooting with intent of another man in Greendale, St. Catherine.

Corporal Carr was offered bail in the sum of $500,000.00 with surety and reporting conditions.

All concerned parties were bound over. The matter was transferred to the Parish Court Division of the Gun Court held at the Half-Way-Tree for mention on May 5, 2023.