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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says they have responded to and commenced investigations into a police fatal shooting of a 15-year-old male, who has been identified as Narando Boothe.  The incident was reported as occurring on August 24 along Water Lane in the vicinity of the Water Lane Bus Park in Kingston at approximately 10:30pm.

It’s reported that three officers were on mobile patrol when they were fired on by a group of four men.  The police returned fire, and two men escaped, one surrendered and one was seen with gunshot injuries. The injured male (a teenager) was transported to the Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. One board imitation firearm wrapped in black tape was reported as recovered from the incident scene.

In a release, INDECOM stated that the detained man has been interviewed and enquiries continue into the reported account of the fatal shooting incident.

All concerned officers provided initial accounts of the incident to the Investigative team and were each served a Section 21 Notice to provide a statement and attend the office of the Commission to be interviewed.

Processing of the incident scene by INDECOM included the collection of forensic exhibits and the recovered weapon, swabbing of the hands of the deceased for gunshot residue and the sealing of the service firearms of the concerned officers for testing.


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