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St Mary protest over fatal shooting by police shuts down access to Ian Fleming airport

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:49 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A massive protest by residents of Boscobel, St Mary over the fatal shooting of a man by the police early Thursday morning has shut down access to the Ian Fleming International Airport in the parish.

It is understood that Member of Parliament for St Mary Western National Security Minister Robert Montague has left the three-day Cabinet retreat and is heading to the community.

The identity of the dead man has not yet been ascertained, but residents say he operated a shop along the Boscobel main road.

"He's a good yute. If yuh come off a the taxi late a night in front a him shop, him a walk with you go home," one resident told The Gleaner.

The killing, which reportedly happened shortly after midnight, has left some residents angry.

They vented their anger by blocking the Boscobel main road, less than a mile from the airport.

The roadway remains impassable at this hour, forcing motorists to divert.

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