INDECOM probing fatal shooting of three men in separate incidents in St. Catherine

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is probing the fatal shooting of three men in separate incidents between Friday and Saturday, in St. Catherine.

INDECOM says it was not informed of a body worn camera being issued, assigned, or used, in any of the incidents.

Two of the deceased have been identified. They are 43-year-old Sheldon Walters otherwise called ‘Termite’ and 37-year-old Joseph Campbell. The other man has not yet been identified.

INDECOM says in the incident involving Walters, the police report that during mobile patrol in the top bank community, they were fired at by a group of men.

A shootout allegedly ensued, following which one man was seen with gunshot wounds. The other men escaped. Police say a CZ-100 pistol was reported as recovered from Walters.

In the incident involving Campbell, INDECOM says yesterday it was advised of a fatal shooting incident along Brown’s Lane in Central Village. The police reported that they were engaged in a shootout with men in the hills in the vicinity of Brown’s Lane. It said a man was later found with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

INDECOM says police allege that a 9MM pistol was recovered.

In the meantime, INDECOM says it is investigating the details of the third incident.

However, it said response to the incident scenes in St. Catherine will continue to include a risk assessment of each area, due to the tension and roadblocks within the parish. It said the safety of its response teams remains a priority.

INDECOM is appealing to any person who witnessed any of the three fatal shooting incidents, to contact the office of the commission at 876-968-1932.

It is also reminding members of the public that information gathering is a critical aspect of an investigative process, and where photos, videos, or information is available in incidents involving members of the security forces, the same should be made available and shared with INDECOM.


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