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Cabbie killing under probe – INDECOM

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:29 AM
Harrison Palmer
Harrison Palmer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it has collected statements and other materials in the ongoing probe into the fatal shooting of a man and the injury of another in Denham Town last week.

The family of the deceased, 65-year-old taxi driver Harrison Palmer, is demanding answers about the controversial police shooting.

His daughter, Kerry-Ann Palmer, told The Gleaner that her father, a cab driver, had gone on a charter job with two young men and that upon entering the community, shots were fired.

Her father was attempting to leave the community with the passengers when the vehicle was met with fire from the police, she said.

The incident happened on Friday, November 20, in the vicinity of Metcalf and Nuttall Streets in the community.

Responding to the concerns, INDECOM on Wednesday issued a statement outlining that six cops were on patrol when they reportedly heard explosions and saw persons running.

After an exchange of gunfire, two persons were seen in a Nissan AD wagon with gunshot injuries, INDECOM stated.

The third occupant of the vehicle designer was not injured.

The police reported that a firearm was recovered from the driver’s side of the vehicle.

INDECOM says all forensic material, including the weapons of all concerned cops, the alleged recovered firearm, and 169 spent casings were processed, boxed, sealed and will be submitted to the government forensic laboratory for testing.