According to sources – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting that as at 7:35 pm Monday, five officers from the Mobile Reserve Division have been arrested in relation to the shooting injury of a Convent of Mercy Academy student on Thursday, June 30.
The cops will be placed before the parish court as soon as an identification parade and interviews are conducted.
INDECOM launched an investigation into the shooting injury of the female student, aged 15 years, following the incident last Thursday, which occurred at the intersection of North Street and Mark Lane in downtown Kingston around 7:15 am.
The student underwent emergency surgery at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and is still recovering in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The report received by INDECOM was that a man who was operating a ‘robot taxi’ transporting students of Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) and St Georges College, was allegedly stopped by the police.
It was further alleged that after his taxi stopped, the police opened fire at the vehicle. One of the bullets hit one of the students in the head
A team of INDECOM investigators and forensic examiners responded to the incident following the report
The incident scene and motor care were processed and statements collected from alleged eyewitnesses to the incident
While arrests have been made, INDECOM wishes to reiterate its appeal to anyone who may have witnessed or can in any way provide information about the incident to call 968-1932, or visit its offices along Dumfries Road in New Kingston, St Andrew.