BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, (Monday 15th February 2010). The police are presently investigating an incident where Nkoma Jacobs 29 years old of Lower Monkey Hill, St. Peters succumbed to a gunshot injury that he received at approximately 10:40 pm on Friday 12th February 2010 at Boyds and died at the JNF Hospital the following morning, Saturday 13th February 2010. This incident occurred when the police in the District “B” area were conducting Stop and Search Operations in the Boyd’s West/Farm area. The police reported that the driver of motor car PA-1157 who was approaching the checkpoint that was established was ordered to stop when police suspected him of having in his possession illegal drugs, arms and ammunition. He refused to stop and someone fired a single shot from the car as they drove pass the checkpoint. The police then returned a single shot and the motor lost control and collided with a wall on the northern side of the road. Two (2) persons then got out of the car and ran but were captured By the police shortly afterward. Further enquiries revealed that Nkoma Jacobs was the driver of the car as he was found inside the car in the driver’s seat with injuries to his head. He was later transported to the JNF Hospital By the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) where he was treated but later succumbed to his injuries. The other two (2) occupants who were captured By the police were taken into police custody and were assisting the police with their investigations but were both discharged on Monday 15th February 2010 at approximately 12:26 pm pending further investigations. One (1) .38 revolver with three (3) round of ammunition and a quantity of vegetable material suspected to be cannabis were recovered from the scene By members of the security forces and taken into police custody. The High Command of the Police Force has ordered a thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances of the incident. This investigation have now commenced under the supervision of a senior police officer. An autopsy will be performed later to determine the cause of death. Investigations are ongoing.
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