Cop not charged in teacher's killing

February 08, 2016

Up to late yesterday, a policeman held for the shooting death of a teacher in Clarendon on Saturday had not been charged.

The police said a file is being compiled to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for a ruling.

The constable is being held for the death of 35-year-old Steven Dyer, who worked at the York Town Primary School in the parish.

According to a reliable source, residents, after hearing loud explosions in the Bushy Park area of May Pen, called the police.

Upon their arrival, the teacher was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and rushed to the May Pen Hospital.

"We got a call that a policeman was shot and injured, however, when we rushed to the scene, we discovered that it was rather a teacher who was shot and injured," the source informed The Star.

"The injured teacher, however, remained conscious long enough to name the constable as his assailant."

According to the source, as with protocols, a report was made to the security force watch dog agency, The Independent Commission of Investigations, and the constable detained.

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