February 9, 2017 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unidentified man in the March Pen Road Community, in St. Catherine. The incident occurred at approximately 1:00am, this morning.

The report, received by INDECOM from the police, is that the incident occurred during an exchange of gunfire, while three officers were on patrol in the community. The now deceased man, was taken to Spanish Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The police have reported that a Taurus 9mm handgun was recovered. This has been processed by the team from INDECOM.

The team has also processed the scene, the body of the deceased and continue to make enquiries. The concerned officers gave an initial account and were served with Notices to visit the INDECOM office for their account of the incident to be recorded.

The Commission is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call 1.876.968.8875,1.876.968.1932 or call our mobile number at 1.876.878.0167. Persons are also encouraged to call our new Toll Free Lines: 1.888.991.5555 or 1.888.935.5550.