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Police visit family of teen killed in Swallowfield

ASP Dahlia Garrick, head of the JCF's Corporate Communications Unit
 
The St. Andrew Central police on Wednesday morning met with the family of 16 year-old Casey Lake, who was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with cops in Swallowfield on Monday night.
 
The shooting resulted in tempers flaring on Tuesday.
 
The police had to use tear gas to try to disperse protesters who set fire to debris used to block roads in the area.
 
Assistant Superintendent Dahlia Garrick, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit, said there is a heightened police presence in the community that will remain until normality returns to the area. 
 
"We're imploring members of the community that while it is their constitutional right to demonstrate, this should not be done in a manner which breaks the law or impedes others," she urged residents.   
 
She implored residents of the community that, "while it is their constitutional right to demonstrate, this should not be done in a manner which breaks the law or impedes others."
 
She said security at the Stadium Gardens police station has been bolstered following the two attacks on it on Tuesday.
 
A molotov cocktail, commonly called a fire bomb, was thrown at the building. It was later stoned.
 


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