Thursday, January 21, 2021

Frustrated Jamaican mom kicks son’s corpse after police shootout

(Jamaica Gleaner) Infuriated that her son had not heeded her many warnings, an elderly woman yesterday landed a kick to his corpse, shocking onlookers, including law enforcement personnel, at the crime scene.

“Look how long me a talk to you and you nah hear. See it deh, police kill yuh,” the mother reportedly said as she wailed.

She was then whisked away from the scene at Ali Lane, off Slipe Pen Road in Kingston, where she had gone to identify the body after her son was reportedly killed after engaging the police in a shoot-out.

The body of 36-year-old Rushane Thomas was fished from a gully, where he was reportedly found clutching a firearm.

Reports from the police are that about 12:30 p.m., they entered a premises on Mulgrave Avenue. When they went to the back, they saw three men in a gully, which runs behind the house.

The police called out to the men, who reportedly opened gunfire.

The Gleaner understands the fire was returned and Thomas fell while the other men ran.

A man believed to have been among the three later turned up at hospital and was arrested and placed under police guard.

The third man, the police say, made good his escape.

The Independent Commission of Investigations is probing the incident.

This was the second crime scene in the area yesterday as a National Water Commission worker was killed shortly after 9 a.m. in Torrington Park.

Investigators, who are following strong leads, believe Thomas may have been involved in the attack, but said they are treating the incidents as separate at this time.

Investigations continue into both incidents.

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