JDF Labourer Shot Dead by Police in Trench Town, St Andrew
Residents of Trench Town, St Andrew staged a protest Tuesday morning over the fatal shooting of a man in the community.
The deceased has been identified as Frensesco Daley, a 39-year-old father of two who worked as a labourer at several government institutions including the Jamaica Defence Force. (JDF).
Residents claim that Daley was shot dead by police in the 4th Street area of the community about 4:45 am. However, the police are yet to issue a statement on the incident.
News of the killing triggered angry reactions from residents – including Daley’s spouse – who protested by using debris to block sections of the roadway.
“Kill them kill the youth and a say them find gun,” said Karema Messam, the common law wife of the slain man.
Rudolph Dickson, who said he worked with Daley, described his late colleague as a hardworking individual.
“A over 20 years me and Francesco a work a JDF; we a no soldier but we work as part of the building troop department,” said the man.
“A we go round with the soldiers and help build up all a them buildings dey that you see soldiers working on,” he added.
Up to publication time, a large group of residents were still gathered in the area as police process the scene.