Wednesday, October 5, 2022

‘Impartial’ Probe Launched Into Fatal Police Shooting In Dennery

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Police say an impartial probe has begun into Friday afternoon’s fatal police shooting at Gadette, Dennery.

Dead as a result of the shooting is Lester Gaston, 42.

Residents of the community say he was a farmer.

“I want to assure everyone that a thorough and impartial investigation has been launched into this incident,” Police Superintendent, George Nicholas said.

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And Nicholas appealed on Monday to people who can assist the probe to ‘please come forward.’

He said the police high command has reached out to the family of the victim and the officer involved.

Nicholas disclosed that the intention is to render whatever assistance that’s deemed necessary under the circumstances.

Police Commissioner Milton Desir also appealed for information that would assist the probe into the fatal police shooting.

But he said the police would prefer people to give them the information, rather than post it on social media.

“We are committed to serving you with improved service to achieve the results necessary to reduce crime and fear of crime,” Desir stated.

According to residents of Gadette, Dennery, Lester Gaston and another man had an argument.

However, the residents said the argument escalated into stone throwing.

Eventually, the police intervened resulting in an officer fatally shooting Gaston, the residents said.

Headline photo: Scene after fatal shooting

 

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