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Commish to take action against cop for leaked video of gas station shooting

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 4:15 PM
Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams

Edmond Campbell, Senior Reporter

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams is to take "strong action" against a member of the force who is believed to have leaked video of the shooting incident at a gas station in downtown Montego Bay last Thursday.

In a statement to Parliament this afternoon, National Security Minister Robert Montague said the commissioner has resolved that the perpetrator will be named, investigated and the necessary actions taken thereafter.

"We cannot allow incidents like these to stand. It destroys public trust and undermines the effectiveness of the police," Montague said.

The video shows three men with handguns alighting from a white motor car before proceeding to open fire on persons at the MoBay gas station.

Twenty-two-year-old Kahni Erskine was killed and two pump attendants injured in the attack.

The Gleaner had earlier reported that two men are to be charged in connection with the shooting.

The violence in St James has escalated in recent weeks resulting in the killing of 200 people.