February 23, 2022 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has been advised by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) that the 17 year old remandee, Henrique Hemmings, who received gunshot injuries on February 10, 2022, has died. INDECOM’s investigation is now a fatal shooting enquiry.

On February 10, INDECOM commenced an investigation following reports that two male juvenile wards in custody at the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre, were attempting to escape. One was caught while it is reported that the other was shot by DCS Sentry Officers, as he attempted to scale a wall. No weapon was reported as recovered from the scene.

Three Correctional Officers have been identified as discharging their weapons during the incident. The juvenile had been at the Kingston Public Hospital receiving treatment for multiple organ injuries.