The 15 year old boy who was mistaken for an intruder and shot and killed by his father has been identified as Raheem Shaw of Hellshire in Portmore, St. Catherine.

The incident occurred sometime after three this morning.

The boy was a student at Wolmer’s Boys School in Kingston.

Head of the St. Catherine South Police Division, SSP Christopher Phillips, says the father was roused by the boy’s mother, who reportedly heard sounds coming from from the vicinity of the front gate of their premises.

It’s understood the couple also heard the grille to the house being unlocked.

The father, who is a licensed firearm holder, reportedly fired multiple rounds in the direction of what he suspected was an intruder.

Further checks revealed that it was his son.

The boy was rushed to the Spanish Town Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The father’s licensed firearm has been seized.

Police investigations are ongoing.