Angry Residents to Continue Protest over Police Fatal Shooting of 16-year-old Student

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Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: Dozens of Angry residents who blocked sections of Maxfield Avenue and Raphael Avenue, in Kingston on Wednesday and protested over Sunday’s police fatal shootings of a 16-year-old, boy, say they will be returning to the streets today, Thursday, January 31, until they have gotten justice.

The angry residents use every kind of debris they could find and mounted massive roadblocks along Maxfield Avenue, causing a major traffic pile-up.

They say they demand justice for the death of 16-year-old, Renaldo Smith of Raphael Avenue, who was shot and killed by a team of officers in an alleged shootout on Sunday, January 27.

In the meanwhile, the police are still sticking to their side of the story, that on Sunday, about 1:10 p.m., a team of officers went to a premises in Raphael Avenue and were fired upon by the teen.

The police say the fire was returned and during the shooting Smith was fatally shot.

A number of angry residents reported that, Smith was a humble and well-behaved young man who attended school.  They also stated that he was alone in the room at the time when the police went to the house, and he was not armed.

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