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INDECOM probing police fatal shooting of teen in Swallowfield, St. Andrew

INDECOM is probing the fatal shooting of 16 year-old student Casey Lake, otherwise called Cee-Jay, on Providence Pen Lane in Swallowfield, St. Andrew on Monday night.
 
The Jamaica Constabulary Force Corporate Communications Unit says the teenager was shot during a confrontation with the police.
 
It is reported that, shortly after 8 o'clock, a police team was patrolling Providence Pen Lane when it saw two males.
 
The police say one of the individuals fired at them and ran.
 
The other person reportedly tried to fire a weapon, but was shot.
 
A homemade firearm with one round was allegedly taken from him.
 
However, residents have given a different version of the incident. They protested on Monday night and continued Tuesday morning at the entrance to the community located at 86 Old Hope Road.
 
Casey's mother, Mia Elleseon, said her son left their house to go a nearby shop to purchase a phone card.
She said sometime after 8 o'clock she heard a gunshot and when she went out to investigate, she realised it was her son. 
 
The teen reportedly died of a gunshot to the head. 
 
Casey's cousin, who claimed to be at the scene of the shooting, said it occurred in an open lot and was unprovoked. 
 
He said, after his cousin was shot, residents gathered and the police began firing gunshots in the air. The residents responded by throwing bottles. 
 
No disruptive action 
 
In the meantime, INDECOM is asking the residents to desist from disruptive actions as this will increase tension between them and the security forces.
 
The appeal follows an attack on the National Stadium Police Station Tuesday morning.
 
A molotov cocktail, or fire bomb, was thrown at the building.
 
The device exploded in the car park, but caused no damage.
 
The police say a man was seen running from the scene.
 
He escaped in a gully.
 
The attack is believed to be related to the killing of the teen in Swallowfield. 
 


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