Taxi-man Killed by Police in Downtown, Kingston

As reported by the Jamaica Gleaner, a male taxi operator who was shot earlier today in Kingston has since died. A female passenger was also shot in the incident.

The report stated that 4 policemen were patrolling the Parade Suare area in downtown on bikes when they sight the tax-operator making a traffic violation. They signalled the driver to pull over, however, the driver disobeyed and pressed gas, injuring one of the lawmen in the process, shots were then fired into the vehicle which resulted in two persons being injured.

Both injured individuals were taken to the hospital and the driver has since been confirmed dead by the Jamaica Gleaner.

The incident took place at about 11 AM, Thursday morning.

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are currently investigating the matter.


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