UPDATE: Police killing sparks Tivoli unrest 
SSP Steve McGregor speaks with residents in Tivoli Gardens this morning.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Unrest was sparked in Tivoli Gardens by this morning's police killing of 19-year-old Tevin Gordon at his home in the community.

Angry residents, who blocked a section of Bustamante Highway near a section of the community called 'Bumps', are now protesting the killing and are demanding justice for the young man.

According to reports from the police, Gordon was killed during a confrontation with them. The cops also reported that a firearm was retrieved during the incident.  However the residents insist that the youngster was in bed at the time of the shooting.

"No shoot-out never did gwaan, de bwoy inna him room a sleep and dem kill him in front a [him] 5-year-old nephew," one resident said.

"De youth inna him underpants a sleep," another said.

In the meantime, shots were fired on the police post in Tivoli Gardens in the aftermath of the incident.

Read: Avoid Spanish Town Road; gunmen, police in gun battle

Tanesha Mundle

Police patrol in Tivoli Gardens after shots were fired at the station this morning. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood)

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login

HOUSE RULES

  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy