Ex-prisoners often end up victims of shootings – Police
Head of the Area Four Police, Senior Superintendent of Police, Terrence Bent, says the police have noticed that persons in the region are still resorting to using violence to resolve disputes, even after the courts have dealt with the matter.
Area Four covers Kingston and parts of St Andrew.
Speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM this morning, Bent said persons who served time in prison are often victims or perpetrators of shootings following their release.
He says the police are working with lay magistrates in the communities to address the problem.
Meanwhile, Bent says domestic violence continues to be a driver of murders in Area Four.
He says just this week alone there were two murders in which relatives fatally stabbed each other.
Bent says the Area Four police are still having problems with children being involved with crime, with some being arrested with illegal guns.