Police fire shots in crowd after killing a teenager, now they are surrounded by residents of the community.
The police are reporting that an officer was injured during the protest after a fatal police shooting in Tivoli Gardens this morning.
According to the communication arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), the officer received injuries to his face after being hit by residents who threw stones and bottles at the lawmen.
Meanwhile, the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC) said they are conducting investigations into the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tevin Gordon and the reported recovery of a firearm in the community.
Reports from the police are that about 7:50 am, an operation was being carried out in an area of the community known as ‘Bumps’ when the police accosted a group of men. The men reportedly ran in different directions.
One of the men entered a building and during an alleged confrontation with the police he was shot and injured. One Lorcin semi-automatic pistol with eight 9mm rounds of ammunition was allegedly taken from him. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Following the incident, residents mounted roadblocks along Spanish Town Road and fired several shots in the community.
Police in the area also came under attack and the entrance to the Tivoli Gardens Command Post was damaged by gunshots, the police said.