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Update | Police say Clarendon men killed in crash were not shot

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 1:57 PM
Protesting residents in the community of Hayes, Clarendon had claimed that the car was shot up by cops and that the two deceased were hit.

The police are reporting that none of the men killed during a crash and subsequent shooting in Clarendon last night received gunshot injuries.

Protesting residents in the community of Hayes had claimed that the car was shot up by cops and that the two deceased were hit.

The deceased have been identified as 21-year-old Kavaughn Salmon and 17-year-old Jamoy Blair, both of Top Hill district, Hayes in Clarendon.

According to the police, about 8:55 p.m., a team of police personnel was conducting spot check in the area when they signalled the driver of a Nissan AD Wagon motor car to stop.

The driver reportedly disobeyed, sped away and eluded the police who went in search of the vehicle.

The police while searching the area, the cops came upon a crash site where several persons had converged.

The police further say on the approach of the team, shots were fired at them. The police returned fire, however, they say no one received gunshot injuries.

According to the police, when the shooting subsided, eight persons who were identified as occupants of the car were seen with injuries sustained from the crash.

They were taken to a hospital for treatment where Salmon and Blair were pronounced dead on arrival. The others were treated.

The police say the matter was reported to the Inspectorate and Professional Standards and Oversight Bureau, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and Traffic Investigators who are now conducting investigations.

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