Kingston High Student Allegedly Killed by Police

A teenager was shot and killed last evening following an alleged confrontation between gunmen and the Police in Bedward Gardens, August Town in East St. Andrew.

He has been identified as 14 year old Joel Lovelace, a student of Kingston High School.

The Police say Joel was found with gunshot wounds in the aftermath of the incident.

He was pronounced dead at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

The Senior Public Relations Officer at the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, Kahmile Reid says the shooting occurred around 7:30pm.


Kahmile Reid Senior Public Relations Officer at INDECOM.

Councillor for the Papine Division in the KSAC, Venesha Phillips says residents of the community are angry.


Councillor Phillips says the residents have given a different account of the shooting incident.


Venesha Phillips, Councillor for the Papine Division in the KSAC, speaking with Nationwide News.