St. Catherine, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Indecom Launch Probe: On Thursday August 10, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m., 2-yr-old Almando McLean Jr was playing with his father’s gun when it went off and shot him in his neck. Almando McLean Sr is assigned to the Mobile Reserve.
Reports reaching our newsroom is that Almando’s father came home and fell asleep beside his son on their bed. He eventually woke up to see Almando playing with his gun. In trying to retrieve the gun from the infant, the gun accidentally went off and shot Almando in his neck.
In a frantic effort to get his son to the Spanish Town hospital immediately, Mr McLean Sr ended up crashing his private vehicle into the back of another car on the Old Braeton main road, further injuring his son.
Almando Jr received injuries to his head and both he and his father were taken to the hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead.
The police are continuing their investigations, while INDECOM carry out their probe in the matter.