Police identify man fatally shot in Central Village

September 18, 2023

The police have identified a man who was fatally shot during a confrontation with them in Central Village, St Catherine last weekend.

He is 20-year-old Shaquil Smith, otherwise called DJ, from Board Jungle in Central Village.

It is reported that about 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, members of the police were on patrol in the area when they saw Smith who ran off after seeing the cops. 

It is further reported that Smith was pursued by the police into a premises where allegedly pointed a gun at them. The police are said to have taken evasive action and Smith was shot.

He was transported to the Spanish Town Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

A pistol loaded with a magazine containing six rounds, and another magazine with 15 rounds were retrieved from him.

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