May 29, 2024 – Today, an INDECOM response team was dispatched to investigate the circumstances of a fatal shooting incident in the Goldsmith Villa area of August Town. The team was advised that a male, was shot and injured during a confrontation with members of the Security Forces in the area, and the man was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The deceased has been identified as Marvin Markland, and a firearm was reported as recovered from the scene.

The INDECOM team is still on the scene conducting investigative enquiries and further details will be provided once available.

Residents expressed concern regarding the circumstances of the shooting incident, which will also be examined during the investigation. INDECOM is appealing to any person who witnessed the fatal shooting incident, to contact the office of the Commission at 876-968-1932. INDECOM reminds members of the public, where photos, videos, or information is available in incidents involving members of the Security Forces, it should be made available and shared with the Commission. This information should be shared via INDECOM’s new Whatsapp number (876)553-0000.

Year to date, fifty-four persons have been shot and killed by the Security Forces, of which ten occurred in May.