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INDECOM probing death of cookshop operator

Residents of Orange Villa, Kingston, yesterday protested the shooting death of 27-year-old Robert Jackson, otherwise known as 'Nakia', who was allegedly shot by the police in a cookshop in the community, near the York Park Fire Station on Orange Street, sometime after 12 noon. - Winston Sill

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is now probing the shooting death of a cookshop operator in Orange Villa, Kingston, yesterday afternoon.

Twenty-seven year-old Robert Jackson, otherwise known as 'Nakia', was allegedly shot by the police in a cookshop in Orange Villa, Kingston, near the York Park Fire Station on Orange Street, sometime after 12 noon.

However, Jackson's relative is alleging that the police were chasing a Rastafarian man and encountered Jackson, who is also said to be a Rastafarian, inside his cookshop and opened fire on him, hitting him over his body.

"A fry di man a fry chicken inna him cookshop. Dem claim say is a Rasta dem a run down. Dem just go in there, pull the gate and shoot the man two times," the relative claimed.

The incident subsequently sparked protest from several residents of the area demanding justice.

Victor Hamilton, superintendent of police, confirmed that Jackson was shot by the police, but had no further information surrounding the incident.

Jackson was rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

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