Cop being investigated in alleged love triangle shooting death
An investigation has been launched into the shooting death of a Clarendon-based motor vehicle examiner by a police constable on Wednesday night.
The dead man has been identified as 42-year-old Navardo Ford, of Chateau Road in May Pen, Clarendon. The incident is reported to be the end result of a love triangle.
The May Pen police report that about 11:35 pm, the cop transported a female companion to her home in the parish. As the female got out of the vehicle the policeman was driving, Ford drove onto the scene.
Ford is reported to have gotten very incensed, jumped from his vehicle and accosted the female. Police report that Ford began slapping the woman after an argument developed between them. While in the process of dragging her towards his vehicle, the cop is said to have intervened.
Ford is further reported to have attempted to reach for his licensed firearm, but the cop was quicker on the draw and opened fire in the direction of Ford and the woman. Ford was reportedly hit several times in his upper body and the female suffered a minor injury after being grazed by a bullet.
Ford and the wounded female were taken to the May Pen Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, while the female was treated and released.
Investigators from the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) are carrying out an investigation surrounding this latest shooting.