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Old Harbour Bay shooting: Dead teen and others officially identified

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Carlington 'Kimo' Sterling (left) and Jermaine O'Connor are amongst the four persons killed in an alleged shootout with the police Carlington 'Kimo' Sterling (left) and Jermaine O'Connor are amongst the four persons killed in an alleged shootout with the police

The four males killed in Old Harbour Bay in an alleged shootout with the police have been officially identified, Old Harbour News can report.

The identities of the three men and a teenage boy were confirmed this afternoon by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the police.

The deceased men have been identified as 31-year-old Jermaine O’Connor; Carlington Sterling, 22, otherwise called ‘Kimo’; Kemar ‘Kwefa’ Frazer, 26 and 16-year-old Javian Watson of a New Harbour Village address. O’Connor, Sterling and Frazer are all from Old Harbour Bay.

All four were killed during what the police say was an intelligence-led operation at approximately 3:00 pm on June 14 at the Black Shadow 876 Sports Bar and Restaurant in a section of the community known as ‘Thirteen’.

The police say a five-man group of officers attached to the Old Harbour Operation Support Team (OST) came under attack by armed men in what they believed was an illegal gun transaction taking place at the location. The police say one 357 magnum and two .38 revolvers were taken from the scene in addition to over $40,000, while one man escaped.

The incident sparked a mass protest by residents who refuted the police claim of a shootout, saying the deceased were killed in cold blood.

Read related article here: Four dead, one escape in alleged Old Harbour Bay shootout | Angry residents refute police’s claim

INDECOM, in probing the incident, said its investigators have collected statements from the public while the police officers involved have been interviewed.

“Forensic examiners processed the scene of the incident and the firearms of the concerned officers were taken out of circulation and submitted to the government forensic laboratory for analysis,” INDECOM said in a press release. “Investigators interviewed civilians and police officers regarding the incident; the concerned officers were also interviewed and served with notices to attend INDECOM and give their account.”

Investigation continues.

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