INDECOM says 126 fatal shootings were reported between January and November this year
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says 126 fatal shootings were reported between January and November this year.
The figure is three more than the 123 recorded in 2021.
Commissioner of INDECOM Hugh Faulkner, says 211 people were killed or wounded in the 11-month period.
He says four fatalities have been recorded so far in December, with the latest incident occurring this morning (December 8).
Police say an unidentified man was fatally shot in a confrontation with members of the security forces during a joint police-military operation in Central Village, St. Catherine.
One .38 special revolver and three rounds of ammunition were reportedly seized in the incident.
In highlighting monthly fatal shooting figures for 2022, Mr. Faulkner says October was extraordinary, with 21 incidents – the highest figure for any month.
Commissioner Faulkner adds that in many of the shooting incidents, no gun was recovered, while in other instances, other weapons were reported as being seized.
The INDECOM Head says of the 211 persons shot and killed or injured in security forces-related incidents, 27 were reported as having mental health issues.