File on incident with father fatally shooting son to be submitted to DPP

The St. Catherine south police say a file on an incident in which a 15-year-old student was mistakenly shot and killed by his father in Hellshire, last week, is being prepared for submission to the Director of Public Prosecutions, (DPP).

Wolmers boys student Raheem Shaw, was shot and killed at his home last Wednesday, by his father who reportedly mistook him for an intruder.

The man, who is a licensed firearm holder, has been interviewed by police in the presence of his attorney Peter Champagnie.

Mr. Champagnie had said the police will be seeking the guidance of the Director of Public Prosecutions, on the matter.

Speaking during the St. Catherine South police division’s virtual third quarter meeting, on Sunday evening, commanding officer, Senior Superintendent Christopher Phillips said a file on the incident will be sent to the DPP.

SSP Phillips also gave an update on last month’s fatal mass shooting at a football match in spring village.

He said a suspect is being sought.



Meantime, SSP Phillips noted that 28 significant arrests were made during the third quarter.



Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, in charge of the crime and security portfolio, Fitz Bailey who also spoke at the meeting lauded the St. Catherine South Police for their hard work in fighting crime.

He said all Jamaicans must work to tame the country’s crime monster.

More than 1,150 people have been murdered in the country since January.


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