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Cop's teenage son killed during gun attack in Irwin, St. James

A 16 year old boy was killed on Tuesday night after the car in which he and his stepfather, a policeman, were travelling was shot up in Irwin, St. James.
 
The teen has been identified as Mark Williams, a student of Cornwall College in St. James.
 
Mark and his stepfather were attacked at the intersection of Tucker and Meadows of Irwin in St. James shortly after 9 o'clock.
 
It is reported that the policeman drove to the intersection to await his stepson who was returning from church.
 
Reports are that the teenager disembarked a taxi and was approaching the car when gunfire came from bushes.
 
The policeman reported that three men ran towards his car while shooting at him.
 
He returned the gunfire and the men ran.  
 
He later discovered that Mark had been shot.
 
He was pronounced dead at hospital.
 
It is understood that the policeman was involved in a case in which he shot and injured a man who was involved in a fatal shooting in Ironshore, St. James in 2016. 
 
The trial started last week.
 
A trauma team is meeting with students and staff of Cornwall College in St. James where the 16 year old was a student.
 
Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid in denouncing the killing said it demonstrates the blatant disregard that criminal elements in the country have for human life.
 
He said Mark has been characterized as a bright, friendly and warm young man who had a passion for learning and was very involved in activities at school.
 
 
 
 
 


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