Reports reaching Paparazzi Jamaica are that the soldiers involved in the killing of the correctional officer were not charged.
It’s said the soldiers were acting in self defense. The statement released is that the correctional pulled his gun on the soldiers and was shot dead.
Family of the young man say are not satisfied an demand justice for the killing. Persons on social media vented their feelings say that the system it’s fear an the soldiers should be put away for life.
Reports are that Bent was involved in an altercation with two members of the JDF about 10 p.m. when he was shot. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – The police are reporting that they have begun a probe into the fatal shooting of a correctional officer on main street Bog Walk, St Catherine last night.
The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Roman Bent of Ackels district, Kitson Town, in the parish, and is said to have worked at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Facility.
Reports from the police are that about 10:00 pm, there was an altercation between Bent and two members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) during which he was shot.
He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.The police say that the matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).