INDECOM investigating fatal shooting as police seize firearm in Shettlewood, Hanover
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched a probe into the police killing of a man and seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Shettlewood, Ramble, Hanover on Monday.
The dead man has been identified as 38-year-old Ricardo Davidson, otherwise called ‘Beng’, from Shettlewood district.
None of the police personnel were hurt in the incident.
Reports said around 3:15 am, members of the Hanover Operation Support Team (OST), acting on information and in possession of a search warrant, went to Davidson’s home to execute a search.
On arrival, police reportedly knocked on the front door of the house, identified themselves, and called out to the occupants.
Sounds of movements were reportedly heard inside the home; however, no one responded.
The police forcefully entered the house and went to the back room where they were confronted by Davidson, who allegedly opened gunfire.
The gunfire was returned, and Davidson fell, reportedly clutching a firearm. He was immediately rushed to the Noel Holmes Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The firearm reportedly recovered from Davidson was found to be a Glock 9mm Caliber pistol with a magazine containing one 9mm round. Three 9mm spent casings and two 5.56 cartridges were also reportedly retrieved from the house.