On Wednesday a police constable was charged formally with murder after last month’s shooting death of 34-year-old, Tenard Thompson, otherwise called ‘Dancer’, in his Longville, Clarendon community.
The accused officer was identified as Constable Andre Thompson.
The May Pen police reported that shortly after 5pm on Thursday, February 6, Tenard was on a roadway in his community when he was shot multiple times by gun men.
Residents in the community called the police, when they arrived, they found Tenard lying in blood.
They rushed him to the hospital, and then he was pronounced dead.
Following further investigations by the (JCF) Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM), a ruling was made by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), after a file was submitted to her, she ruled that the policeman should be charged for murder.
No date was set for the accused policeman to make his first court appearance.