Jamaica Crime News, St James: A very close female friend of one of the men who were shot and killed by the police during an alleged shootout in Belmont, St James, on Tuesday evening, has given her side of the story, and indicated that over the past few years Kayon Wellington, had become a prime target to the police.
According to the broken-hearted woman, Kayan Wellington, who is known as ” Scatta or Sparta” was placed under the police radar some four years ago, after he made the mistake of getting involved in a relationship, with a policeman’s woman.
“At that time he was living in Deans Lane in Montego Bay and he made the mistake of sleeping with the policeman’s girl. From that day the policeman has threatened his life, and started to tek set pon him,” the woman stated.
” Them don’t lef him a inch, and everywhere wi go the police is always there and just a target him. Every minute them carry him go a jail, and even one a the time, him have fi hold on to a little baby fi them don’t shoot him. That night them have fi carry him go a station wid the baby.”
“ Them don’t stop, and in 2017 them come and run een pon him and shoot him up, over ten gunshot him get, but him never dead and them put him inna hospital under police guard. Scatta did shoot up so bad that him spend months inna hospital and stay same place and get bail.”
” Wi have fi start hide him from the police them, everyday them deh all over the place a look fi him, even when him go a court him fear his life, and him was not a wanted man.”
” A last week him win the case a gun court, because the police them never have no evidence against him, and them go all the way a Belmont go shoot him up. Mi need the Police Commissioner and the Minister of National Security fi look into this cold-blooded shooting because Scatta was not a gunman and den go kill him inna cold blood.”
36-year-old Kayon “Scatta” Wellington, a laborer of Belmont and a man who is said to be a mental patient known as Ally Hall, of the same address, were both shot and killed by the police on Tuesday afternoon.
The police in the meanwhile gave their version of the story. According to reports shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a team of officers carried out an operation at a section of Belmont community known as Jack Top, in search of gunmen.
According to the police, upon entering a premises occupied by Wellington and the other man, they came under heavy gunfire from a group of armed men, the fire was returned and both men were shot and killed and two illegal firearms seized.
The incident is presently being investigated by a team attached to the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM).