INDECOM probes the death of 'Hot Head'
The Independent Commission of Investigations has launched a probe into the shooting death of a civilian in Bethel Town, Westmoreland. The shooting occurred at approximately 6:35 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012.
The dead man has been identified at Keron Crew also known as ‘Hot Head’.
Information received by the Commission from the police is that a joint police and military operation was being carried out in the Bethel Town area after information was received on a person of interest by the name of Keron Crew, a 22 year old resident of Rat-Trap. The police said they had a warrant to search the deceased’s house.
On arrival at Crew’s home, it is alleged that the law men knocked on the door and announced themselves. When the door was opened, it is alleged that Crew was seen with a gun pointing at the police. The police opened fire and he was hit. He was later taken to the Savanna-la-mar Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Items allegedly seized from the home of the deceased include: cell phones, computers, documents relating to ‘scamming’, and a Browning 9mm Pistol was also recovered. A B.M.W motor car was also found that will be seized, according to the police.
No witnesses have been identified.
INDECOM’s Forensics Team processed the incident scene, the hands of the police officers involved as well as that of the deceased were swabbed.
Notices will be served on the police officers to provide INDECOM with statements in short order.
INDECOM is urging with any information that can assist with this investigation to call its office at 1-876-968-8875.