August 19, 2021 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) responded to and began investigations into the fatal shooting of a man on Delamere Avenue, off Waltham Park Road in Kingston on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, by the police. The deceased has been identified as 21 year old, Kevin Depass.
The police have reported that a police team were on an assignment at a specific address in search of a man allegedly armed with a weapon. It is further alleged, that the man fired at the police, who then returned gunfire in the direction of the man. The man was transported to the Kingston Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The incident scene was processed by INDECOM and the weapons of the officers were boxed and sealed for testing. A Taurus 9mm pistol, which was reported as being in the possession of the deceased, was also processed and the hands of the deceased were swabbed for gunshot residue.
Initial accounts of the incident were provided to INDECOM Investigators by the law enforcement officers. The officers were subsequently issued with Section 21 Notices to furnish a statement and attend the offices of INDECOM, to be interviewed, in relation to this incident.
All initial accounts received by the Commission are recognized as preliminary information, and will undergo the requisite investigative and forensic examination. The assistance of the public is also important, and persons are therefore reminded to contact the Commission and share any information that will be useful in ongoing investigations.