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INDECOM probes death of St Andrew civilians

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2013 | 8:28 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is now investigating three incidents in which three men were killed, allegedly by the police in sections of Kingston and St Andrew yesterday.

In the first incident, Dean Kemar Nelson was shot in Greenwich Farm, Kingston 13 shortly after 5 a.m.

INDECOM says the police reported that they were acting on information that gunmen were seen at number 7 6TH Street, Greenwich Farm when they were fired on by armed men.

The police reportedly shot back and Nelson was hit.

The police allegedly recovered a 9 millimetre pistol.

Shortly after that, about 5:30, Miguel Wilson was also shot and killed during a police operation at 100 Lane, Red Hills Road. The police allegedly recovered a point 3-8 revolver from the incident.

INDECOM says its investigators have interviewed the concerned officers and served them with Notices to furnish the Commission with their statements by the end of today.

It says the hands of the concerned officers were swabbed and their weapons taken out of circulation for submission to the Government Forensic Laboratory for analysis.

In the third incident, Mark Dwight Clarke was shot about 9 at 66 Lane, Watson Avenue in Swallowfield.

The police reported that they were fired on while patrolling that area. They say Clarke was shot and injured during the confrontation and later died in hospital.

A point 4-5 Rugar pistol was allegedly recovered from that incident.

The police personnel involved in that incident are also expected to submit statements to INDECOM today.

The Commission is appealing to anyone information that can assist with its investigations to call its head office at 968-8875.


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