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Man's killing sparks protest in West Kingston

Saturday, February 08, 2014    

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ANGRY residents yesterday staged a protest in West Kingston following the fatal shooting of a man by the police.

The police allege that 19-year-old Kevin Davis, who was nicknamed 'Little Man', was killed after members of a gang to which he was aligned engaged them in a shootout.

However, the residents maintained that Davis was killed in cold blood.

"The police dem come inna di area and killed the innocent youth who was sick and at him house," a female relative told the Jamaica Observer.

She said that Davis was nursing a gunshot wound that was inflicted by a gunman.

"For weeks him inna him house a nurse a gunshot wound and can hardly walk. Him barely leave him house 'cause when him walk him have to a hold up him belly where him get di shot," she related.

Another woman claimed that Davis had gone outside his house to urinate when he as shot. She said he was killed in his underwear.

Yesterday, Member of Parliament Desmond McKenzie said he was concerned about the killing.

"This is the third shooting in as many weeks that has been carried out under questionable circumstance in the division," McKenzie said.

— Kimmo Matthews

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