IPROB investigates police shooting

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IPROB investigates police shooting

Friday, June 05, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Inspectorate and Professional Responsibility Oversight Bureau says it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 22-year-old Germaine Ferguson in Kingston 11 this morning.

According to the police, at about 8:10 am, police officers were involved in a confrontation with a group of men, during which Ferguson was shot. The police allege that Ferguson fired at the team during the firefight, and a Ruger semi-automatic pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition was seized.

The shooting sparked a massive demonstration in the area, where residents protesting the incident damaged two marked police service vehicles, burnt a private motor car, and also injured a passing motorist with stones and other projectiles, the police said. The residents also mounted roadblocks in the area.

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