Denham Town residents protest police killing

Denham Town residents protest police killing

Kimmo Matthews

Saturday, January 07, 2012

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RESIDENTS in the Denham Town on Thursday blocked several roads in downtown Kingston in protest over the shooting death of a man by the police along Chester Lane in the area.

The dead man has been identified as 23-year-old Jeffrey Bailey.

Up to late yesterday, there was no official report on the incident which the residents said happened at approximately 5:00 am.

"I was in my bed and I heard several shots and that was when I went out to investigate," one woman related.

She said she saw a large group of police walking away from Bailey's house.

"Me can' believe they come kill the youth like that. The youth just get him room and say him was going start life," lamented the woman.

Bailey's mother, Judith Birch, who arrived at the scene hours after the incident, wept openly.

"I can't believe it! Why did they kill my son?" questioned a wailing Birch who had to be consoled by family members.

She said she wants the matter to be investigated.

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