Saturday 20 July, 2019

Trench Town residents protest after former JDF worker shot dead

Police process the scene in Trench Town where a man was shot dead on Tuesday morning.

Police process the scene in Trench Town where a man was shot dead on Tuesday morning.

Residents of Trench Town, St Andrew staged a protest Tuesday morning over the fatal shooting of a man in the community.

The deceased has been identified as Frensesco Daley, a 39-year-old father of two who worked as a labourer at several government institutions including the Jamaica Defence Force. (JDF).

Residents claim that Daley was shot dead by police in the 4th Street area of the community about 4:45 am. However, the police are yet to issue a statement on the incident.

News of the killing triggered angry reactions from residents - including Daley's spouse - who protested by using debris to block sections of the roadway.

"Kill them kill the youth and a say them find gun," said Karema Messam, the common law wife of the slain man.

Rudolph Dickson, who said he worked with Daley, described his late colleague as a hardworking individual.

"A over 20 years me and Francesco a work a JDF; we a no soldier but we work as part of the building troop department," said the man.

"A we go round with the soldiers and help build up all a them buildings dey that you see soldiers working on," he added.

Up to publication time, a large group of residents were still gathered in the area as police process the scene.

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