Saturday 17 August, 2019

15-year-old shot dead by 'fake cops' in Clarendon home invasion

A student of the Vere Technical High School in Clarendon was shot dead by gunmen at his home in Havana Heights Phase 3 in the parish on Thursday morning. 

The deceased has been identified as 15-year-old Jermaine Palmer. 

Reports are that about 1:15 am, armed men, wearing ballistic vests and purporting to be police officers, kicked open the door of the teen's house.

Palmer and other occupants ran from the house, but the teenager was chased and shot multiple times in the head and upper body by the gunmen who later fled the scene. 

The police were alerted and Palmer was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A motive is yet to be established for the latest killing to rock the crime-plagued parish, where residents and business interests have been calling for a state of public emergency to be implemented

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